|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|
United States Army|
|Unit||Company G, 37th Ohio Infantry|
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. Torgler's medal was won for saving his commanding officer from capture at the Battle of Ezra Church in Georgia, on July 28, 1864. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1894.
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.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Ernst Torgler". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=826. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "Civil War (S-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#TORGLER. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
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