Private Joseph Burger served in the Army for Company H as a member of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Division. Burger was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 11, 1897 for his actions at Nolensville, Tennessee. Where on February 15, 1863 he was 1 of 16 men who successfully defended a wagon train against an attack from the 125 cavalry. Thereby demonstrating extreme courage and heroism in his efforts.
February 15, 1863