Frederick Fuger
Major, United States Army
Born in Germany on June 18, 1836, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service during the Civil War at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863 while serving as Sergeant, Battery A, 4th United States Artillery. The Medal was actually issued to him on August 24, 1897.

He died on October 13, 1913 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Margaret Tennant Fuger (1848-1918), is buried with him.

His son, Colonel Albert S. Fuger (February 10, 1880-May 22, 1972) is also buried in Section 1, not far from his Father's gravesite.


FUGER, FREDERICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 24 August 1897.

Citation:

All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault, he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distinguished gallantry until the battery was ordered withdrawn.



Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Fuger, USA, retired, for more than a half a century in the military service, died on Tuesday night at his home in Washington, D.C.  He was born in Koppingen, Germany, in 1836.  Colonel Fuger took part in sixty-six battles during the Civil War and received recognition from Congress for bravery at the battle of Gettysburg, where he was the sole survivor of his battery.

Frederick Fuger Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

Frederick Fuger Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002



From an e-mail received November 1999

I was most pleased to find that the grave of my great grandfather was on the  Internet.

You made a statement that I will be able to confirm for you.  It is true that Albert Stanley Fuger is the son of Frederick Fuger. They are buried within about 20 yards of each other at Arlington. My grandfather  (Albert Stanley) was always most proud of his father.

I can vividly remember the time in 1963 when my grandfather (Albert Stanley Fuger, then 83), my  father (Stanley Tennant Fuger. then 46) and me (Stanley Tennant Fuger, Jr., then 12) visited the memorial at Gettysburg where my great grandfather performed the heroic events for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. It  was a moving event for all three generations to stand in honor of the heroism of our ancestor.

Incidentally, my grandfather retired from the Army as a Colonel, my father retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and I retired from the Coast Guard as a Commander; four generations of career military officers. Thanks, Stan Fuger.


FUGER, FREDERICK
LT COL USA
DATE OF DEATH: 10/13/1913
BURIED AT: SECTION WEST  SITE LOT 511
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

FUGER, MARGARET TENNATN WID OF FUGER, FREDERICK W
DATE OF DEATH: 02/20/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION W EAS  SITE LOT 511
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

FUGER, ALICE T D/O FREDERICK
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/15/1870
DATE OF DEATH: 02/07/1957
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 511 WH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Frederick Fuger Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

Frederick Fuger Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003