SCHWENK, MARTIN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Millerstown, Pa., July 1863.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   23 April 1889.

Citation:   Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.

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)