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Charles H. Fasnacht
Birth: Mar. 27, 1842
Death: Jul. 21, 1902

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born Karl Heinrich Fasnacht in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he was 19 years old when he mustered in as a Corporal in Company A, 99th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant and wounded at the December 13, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, he performed an act of bravery at the May 12, 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania that would see him awarded the CMOH, with his citation reading "Capture of flag of 2nd Louisiana Tigers (C.S.A.) in a hand-to-hand contest". During that bloody conflict he fought and wrenched the 2nd Louisiana's flag from its flag bearer, but was soon wounded where he stood. After laying on the battlefield for a number of days, he was finally recovered by the Confederates, and sent to Richmond, Virginia. Before he got there he was rescued by Union troops, and it was revealed he had hid the captured Rebel flag in his blouse while under guard by the rebels. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company A on February 7, 1865, he was honorably mustered out on July 1, 1865, and was awarded his Medal on April 2, 1878. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
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  B. Elizabeth Fasnacht (1851 - 1938)
Greenwood Cemetery
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Mifflin Section, Lot 1010, Grave 7
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Oct 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5858482
Charles H. Fasnacht
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Charles H. Fasnacht
Added by: Russ Dodge
Charles H. Fasnacht
Added by: Russ Dodge
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Lieutenant thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 21, 2016

- Glenn Benner
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