May 20, 1835|
|Died||May 17, 1916(aged 80)|
|Buried at||Sugar Creek, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company E, 126th Ohio Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal Milton Blickensderfer (May 20, 1835 to May 17, 1916) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Blickensderfer received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Petersburg, Virginia on 3 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.
Blickensderfer was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before the war he resided in Tuscarawas county with his wife, Mary, and three children. He enlisted into the 126th Ohio Infantry in 1862 at Shanesville, Ohio. During the siege of Petersberg Blickensderfer he captured a Confederate battle flag, an act for which he was awarded with the Medal of Honor. He died on 17 May 1916 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and his remains are interred at Sugar Creek, Ohio.
Medal of Honor citation
- "Milton Blickensderfer". Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- Lautzenheiser, Matthew S. (2009). Images of America: Dover. Dover Historical Society (Arcadia Publishing). p. 91. ISBN 9780738577128.
- "Milton A. Blickensderfer (1835 - 1916)". Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Blickensderfer, Milton". Retrieved 15 September 2013.