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FASNACHT, Charles H., soldier, born in Lancaster County, Da., 27 March 1842. He enlisted in 186l in the 99th Pennsylvania regiment, and mustered out of service in July 1865, as 1st lieutenant. On 12 May 18(;4, just after the taking" of the salient at Spottsylvania, he captured the flag of the 2(t Louisiana regiment, taking the color bearer and color guard prisoners, but was shortly afterward wounded, and fell into the enemy's hands. With over one hundred others he lay on the battlefield several days, waiting to be taken to Richmond, and was finally rescued by National troops. During' this time he had the flag concealed in the lining" of his blouse. For his gallantry he received the United States Medal of Honor, a silver medal from the directors of the sanitary fair at Philadelphia, and the bronze " Kearny badge."
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