BIEGER, CHARLES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 4th Missouri Cavalry. Place and date: At Ivy Farm, Miss., 22 February 1864.

Entered service at:   St. Louis, Mo.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   8 July 1897.

Citation:   Voluntarily risked his life by taking a horse, under heavy fire, beyond the line of battle for the rescue of his captain, whose horse had been killed in a charge and who was surrounded by the enemy's skirmishers.

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)