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SCHMIDT, CONRAD

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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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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Sergeant (highest rank: Quartermaster Sergeant) Company K, 2d U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Wurttemberg, Germany

Citation

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.