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Conrad Schmidt (Medal of Honor)

Conrad Schmidt (February 27, 1830 – December 26, 1908) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Opequon more commonly called the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864.

Conrad Schmidt
1st Sgt Conrad Schmidt awarded Medal of Honor for US Civil War from F.T. Miller's The Photographic History of the Civil War Vol IV p.337.jpg
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Medal of Honor recipient Conrad Schmidt
Born(1830-02-27)February 27, 1830
Württemberg, Germany
DiedDecember 26, 1908(1908-12-26) (aged 78)
Kansas
Place of burial
Catholic Cemetery, Ogden, Kansas
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
RankQuartermaster Sergeant
Unit2nd U.S. Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
 • Battle of Opequon
AwardsMedal of Honor

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Medal of Honor citationEdit

“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Conrad Schmidt, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 September 1864, while serving with Company K, 2d U.S. Cavalry, in action at Winchester, Virginia. First Sergeant Schmidt went to the assistance of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and returned him to his command.”

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ReferencesEdit

  • "Conrad Schmidt". Hall of Valor. Military Times.

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