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Ernst Torgler
Born December 28, 1837
Died August 3, 1923
Place of birth Mecklenburg, Germany
Place of death Ohio
Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Toledo, Ohio)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company G, 37th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Ezra Church
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Ernst Torgler (or Ernest R. Torgler) (December 28, 1837 - August 3, 1923) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Torgler received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Torgler's medal was won for saving his commanding officer from capture at the Battle of Ezra Church in Georgia, on July 28, 1864.[1] He was honored with the award on May 10, 1894.[1][2]

Torgler was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, and entered service in Toledo, Ohio, where he was later buried.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Ernest R. Torgler, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 28 July 1864, while serving with Company G, 37th Ohio Infantry, in action at Ezra Chapel, Georgia. At great hazard of his life Sergeant Torgler saved his commanding officer, then badly wounded, from capture.[1]

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