FREDERICK William Füger (1836 - 1913)

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Birthplace: Göppingen, Germany
Death: Died in Washington, D.C.
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All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault, he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distinguished gallantry until the battery was ordered withdrawn.

Frederick Füger (June 18, 1836 – October 13, 1913) was an enlisted man and officer in the U.S. Army. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863.

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was with Battery A, 4th US Artillery at the Angle at Gettysburg on July 3, l863. During Pickett's Charge, as the Confederates wereabout the cross over the stonewall Fuger was aiding his commander, Lt. Alonzo Cushing, direct the battery's fire, when Cushing was killed. Fuger assumed command of the battery and fired the remaining rounds before fighting hand-to-hand to drive the Confederates off the field. He was award the Congressional Medal of Honor for this action. He was wounded twice during the war at White Oak Swamp and Antietam. He retired in 1900 as a major.

Frederick Fuger served as a Private, Corporal and Sergeant until 1861. Served as Sergeant and 1st Sergeant until October 1863. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant 4th Artillery October 31st 1863. Brevet 1st Lieutenant U.S. Army for gallant and meritorious services in the Battle of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 4th Artillery on December 1865. Promoted to Captain 4th Artillery, March 1887. Promoted to Major 4th Artillery February 13, 1899. Retired for age being 64 years old in June of 1900. By an Act of Congress passed in April 1904 Frederick Fuger was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army being a Civil War Veteran.

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Sgt. Frederick Füger, Medal of Honor's Timeline

Göppingen, Germany
February 21, 1868
Age 32
Davids Island, N. Y.
Age 34
Fort McHenry, Md.
Age 36
Fort Foote, Md
Age 38
Alcatraz Island, Cal
Age 44
Angel Island, Cal
Age 77
Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia