Theodore L. Kramer
|Theodore L. Kramer|
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
|Died||March 2, 1910|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||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. Kramer's medal was won for his actions in the Battle of Chapin's Farm, Virginia, on September 29, 1864. He was honored with the award on April 6, 1865.
Medal of Honor citation
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.