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 Richard Enderlin

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Richard Enderlin Famous memorial

Birth
Germany
Death
11 Feb 1930 (aged 87)
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Section 9
Memorial ID
6544683 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Richard Enderlin was born in Germany and emigrated to Ohio. In 1862, he enlisted in Company B of the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On July 2, 1863, he was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Gettysburg. During the battle, Private George Nixon (also a member of the 73rd Ohio and the grandfather of President Richard Nixon) was wounded near the Confederate lines. Other soldiers ignored the wounded Nixon's cries for help due to the intense enemy fire. Private Enderlin volunteered to attempt to rescue him, and, that evening, crawled to Nixon and pulled him to safety. Enderlin was immediately promoted to Sergeant and recommended for the Medal of Honor, which he received in 1897. He was an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic, held the rank of Colonel in that organization, and was active in his community and in many philanthropic works. He died at his home in Chillicothe in 1930 at the age of 87.

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Richard Enderlin was born in Germany and emigrated to Ohio. In 1862, he enlisted in Company B of the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On July 2, 1863, he was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Gettysburg. During the battle, Private George Nixon (also a member of the 73rd Ohio and the grandfather of President Richard Nixon) was wounded near the Confederate lines. Other soldiers ignored the wounded Nixon's cries for help due to the intense enemy fire. Private Enderlin volunteered to attempt to rescue him, and, that evening, crawled to Nixon and pulled him to safety. Enderlin was immediately promoted to Sergeant and recommended for the Medal of Honor, which he received in 1897. He was an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic, held the rank of Colonel in that organization, and was active in his community and in many philanthropic works. He died at his home in Chillicothe in 1930 at the age of 87.

Bio by: Fred Shoemaker


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Co. B, 73 O.V. V. I.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fred Shoemaker
  • Added: 25 Jun 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6544683
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6544683/richard-enderlin: accessed ), memorial page for Richard Enderlin (11 Jan 1843–11 Feb 1930), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6544683, citing Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .