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Johann Christoph Julius Langbein
Langbein as depicted in Deeds of Valor
Nickname Jennie
Born (1846-09-22)September 22, 1846
Died January 28, 1910(1910-01-28) (aged 63)
Place of birth Germany
Place of death New York City
Buried at New York City
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1863
Rank Musician
Unit Company B, 9th New York Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Johann Christoph Julius Langbein (September 22, 1846 – January 28, 1910) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was a drummer boy in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Life[]

Langbein joined the 9th New York Infantry from New York City in May 1861, and left the regiment in 1863.[1]

He was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 21st D.) in 1877 and 1879. In November 1879, he was elected Civil Justice of the 10th District.[2]

State Senator George F. Langbein (1842–1911) was his brother and law partner.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Musician, Company B, 9th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Camden, N.C., April 19, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: September 29, 1846, Germany. Date of issue: January 7, 1895.

Citation:

A drummer boy, 15 years of age, he voluntarily and under a heavy fire went to the aid of a wounded officer, procured medical assistance for him, and aided in carrying him to a place of safety.

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