SCHMIDT, CONRAD - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company K, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., 19 September 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Germany. Date of issue. 16 March 1896.

Citation:   Went to the assistance of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and returned him to his command.

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)