DILGER, HUBERT - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Battery 1, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Chancellorsville, Va., 2 May 1863.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y. Born: 5 March 1836, Germany.

Date of issue:   17 August 1893.

Citation:   Fought his guns until the enemy were upon him, then with one gun hauled in the road by hand he formed the rear guard and kept the enemy at bay by the rapidity of his fire and was the last man in the retreat.

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)