FOUT, FREDERICK W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Second Lieutenant, 15th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
Place and date:   Near Harpers Ferry, W. Va., 15 September 1862.

Entered service at:   Indianapolis, Ind.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   2 November 1896.

Citation:   Voluntarily gathered the men of the battery together, remanned the guns, which had been ordered abandoned by an officer, opened fire, and kept up the same on the enemy until after the surrender.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)