Theodore L. Kramer

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Theodore L. Kramer
Born 1847
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Died March 2, 1910
Buried Elmhurst, Illinois
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Pennsylvania Company G, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chapin's Farm
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Theodore L. Kramer (1847 – March 2, 1910) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kramer received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Kramer's medal was won for his actions in the Battle of Chapin's Farm, Virginia, on September 29, 1864.[1] He was honored with the award on April 6, 1865.[2]

Kramer was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and entered service in Danville. He was buried in Elmhurst, Illinois.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Theodore L. Kramer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company G, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. Private Kramer took one of the first prisoners, a captain.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Theodore L. Kramer". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved July 23, 2014.