b. 04/03/1837 York County, Pennsylvania. d. 31/03/1920 York, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Fort Sedgwick, Virginia.
Ilgenfritz was born in York County, Pennsylvania on March 4, 1837. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on April 2, 1865, while serving as a Sergeant with Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, at Fort Sedgwick, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on March 20, 1917.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Charles Henry Ilgenfritz, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Fort Sedgwick, Virginia. The Color Bearer falling, pierced by seven balls, Sergeant Ilgenfritz immediately sprang forward and grasped the colors, planting them upon the enemy's forts amid a murderous fire of grape, canister, and musketry from the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, YORK, PENNSYLVANIA.
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