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Charles Blucher
Place of birth Germany
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch USA
Years of service 1863 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company H, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Charles Blucher was a German soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Blucher received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm at Fort Harrison in Virginia on 29 September 1864. He was presented with the award on April 6, 1865.[1][2]

Blucher enlisted in the Army from Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania in June 1863, and served as a color bearer in the 188th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, and mustered out with his regiment in December 1865.[3]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

"Planted first national colors on the fortifications."[1][2]

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