Milton Blickensderfer

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Milton Blickensderfer
Born (1835-05-20)May 20, 1835
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died May 17, 1916(1916-05-17) (aged 80)
Buried at Sugar Creek, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Ohio Company E, 126th Ohio Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Corporal Milton Blickensderfer (May 20, 1835 to May 17, 1916)[1][2][3] 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.[4][5]

Biography[edit]

Blickensderfer was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before the war he resided in Tuscarawas county with his wife, Mary, and three children.[2] He enlisted into the 126th Ohio Infantry in 1862 at Shanesville, Ohio.[1][2] During the siege of Petersberg Blickensderfer he captured a Confederate battle flag, an act for which he was awarded with the Medal of Honor.[2] He died on 17 May 1916 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio[3] and his remains are interred at Sugar Creek, Ohio.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of flag.[1][4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Milton Blickensderfer". Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lautzenheiser, Matthew S. (2009). Images of America: Dover. Dover Historical Society (Arcadia Publishing). p. 91. ISBN 9780738577128. 
  3. ^ a b "Milton A. Blickensderfer (1835 - 1916)". Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Blickensderfer, Milton". Retrieved 15 September 2013.