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b. 25/03/1844 Wiesbaden, Germany. d. 10/08/1930 Missouri.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/02/1864 Ivy Farm, Mississippi.

 

Bieger was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and enlisted into Company D, 4th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry at St. Louis, Missouri after immigrating to St. Louis with his family in 1857. In February 1864 he was part of a military effort from Memphis into Mississippi, intending to meet William T. Sherman crew at Meridian, Mississippi. Bieger's cavalry came under fire near Okolona, Mississippi. It was during this exchange that Bieger's captain, Frederick Hunsen was thrown from his horse and surrounded by skirmishers from the enemy. Bieger pressed through the gunfire, rescuing his captain. It is for this act of bravery that he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

After the war Bieger lived with his family in St. Louis. He became a salesman and died on 10 August 1930.

 

MOH 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, LEMAY, MISSOURI.

Section 12, Lot 107, Grave 3

 

 

 

 

Charles Bieger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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