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Ernst Torgler
Born December 28, 1837
Mecklenburg, Germany
Died August 3, 1923
Woodlawn Cemetery (Toledo, Ohio)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company G, 37th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
  • Battle of Ezra Church
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Ernst Torgler (or Ernest R. Torgler) (December 28, 1837 - August 3, 1923) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Torgler received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Torgler's medal was won for saving his commanding officer from capture at the Battle of Ezra Church in Georgia, on July 28, 1864. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1894.

Torgler was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, and entered service in Toledo, Ohio, where he was later buried.

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