|Born||April 28, 1839|
|Died||June 20, 1924|
|Place of birth||Baden, Germany|
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Sergeant, 6th U.S. Cavalry|
Battle of Gettysburg|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Martin Schwenk (also known as George Martin, March 10, 1832 – June 20, 1924) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Schwenk received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Schwenk's medal was awarded for bravery during the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania on 3 July 1863. He was honored with the award on April 23, 1889.
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 Martin Schwenk, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 July 1863, while serving with Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Millerstown (Gettysburg Battle), Pennsylvania, for bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines. Sergeant Schwenk also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Martin Schwenk". http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2308. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
- "Civil War (S-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#SCHWENK. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
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