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George Martin
Sergeant, United States Army
Born in Germany, April 28, 1839, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving with Company B, 6th United States Cavalry at Millertown, Pennsylvania, in July 1863. The Medal was actually issued to him on April 23, 1889. He died on June 20, 1924 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.

He was awarded the Medal under the name of Martin Schwenk.


SCHWENK, MARTIN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Millerstown, Pennsylvania., July 1863. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 23 April 1889. 

Citation:

Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.



George Martin Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990


Updated: 30 September 2000
Updated: 15 March 2003
US Army Medal of Honor