14 March 2010

Medal of Honor: F. Fuger


Sergeant, Battery A, 4th US Artillery

Born: 1836, Koppingen, Germany
Died: 13 October 1913

Citation: All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault [at Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, on 3 July 1863], he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distinguished gallantry until the battery was ordered withdrawn.

Note: Fuger's commanding officer, 1st Lt Alonzo Cushing, was recently recommended for a posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg.

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