Carl Ludwig (Medal of Honor)

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Carl Ludwig
Born (1841-05-10)May 10, 1841
Germany or France
Died May 16, 1913(1913-05-16) (aged 72)
Queens County, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Corporal
Unit 34th New York Battery
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Carl Ludwig was a Private in the Union Army, received the Medal of Honor, on July 30, 1896, for his brave and gallant action at the Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War.

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  • Rank and organization: Private, 34th New York Battery.
  • Place and date: Petersburg, Virginia., June 18, 1864.
  • Birth: France.
  • Date of issue: July 30, 1896


As gunner of his piece, inflicted singly a great loss upon the enemy and distinguished himself in the removal of the piece while under a heavy fire.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.

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