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SCHWAN, THEODORE

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At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.

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Service

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Major General) 10th U.S. Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1864 Hanover, Germany

Citation

At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.