PHISTERER, FREDERICK - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, 18th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.

Entered service at:   Medina County, Ohio.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   12 December 1894.

Citation:   Voluntarily conveyed, under a heavy fire, information to the commander of a battalion of regular troops by which the battalion was saved from capture or annihilation.

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)