Frederick Wilhelm Fout
Medal of Honor
Near Harpers Ferry, W. Va., 15 September 1862

Courtesy of David and Renee Witte, Great-great granddaughter of Frederick Fout

1890 National Tribune article courtesy of Richard Rupp

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The President, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861

FOUT, FREDERICK W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 15th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
Place and date: Near Harpers Ferry, W. Va., 15 September 1862

Entered service at: Indianapolis, Ind

Birth: Germany

Date of issue: 2 November 1896

Citation: Voluntarily gathered the men of the battery together, remanned the guns, which had been ordered abandoned by an officer, opened fire, and kept up the same on the enemy until after the surrender

Wartime Photo of Fout Fout's Certificates of Service 15th Battery Photo 15th Battery Drawing
Fout's Grave Fout's Book Fout's Book Preface Drawing from Fout's Book
1886 Article about 15th Batt. 1890 National Tribune Article About Fout Notes by David Witte
Fout Cottage, Indianapolis Medal of Honor History    

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