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Philipp Schlachter
Born (1841-06-17)June 17, 1841
Died September 9, 1923(1923-09-09) (aged 82)
Place of birth Germany
Place of death Sturgis, Michigan, United States
Buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, Michigan
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company F, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Philipp Schlachter (June 17, 1841 – September 9, 1923) was a German-born soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

Biography[]

Schlachter received the Medal of Honor on December 1, 1864 for his actions at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864 while with Company F of the 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Citation:

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Philipp Schlachter, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company F, 73d New York Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia, for capture of flag of 15th Louisiana Infantry (Confederate States of America).[2]

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