April 19, 1862 – This day during the American Civil War – Johann Christoph Julius Langbein Medal of Honor recipient

April 19, 1862 – Johann Christoph Julius Langbein Medal of Honor recipient (September 22, 1846 – January 28, 1910) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was a drummer boy in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.
Langbein joined the 9th New York Infantry from New York City in May 1861, and left the regiment in 1863.

Musician Langbein’s official Medal of Honor citation

A drummer boy, 15 years of age, he voluntarily and under a heavy fire went to the aid of a wounded officer, procured medical assistance for him, and aided in carrying him to a place of safety.

Johann Christoph Julius Langbein Medal of Honor recipient

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