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b. 04/12/1840 Trier-Saarbrucker, Germany.  d. 19/08/1906 Tampa, Florida.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the US Army in Company D, 45th New York Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1863.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantry in flanking the enemy and capturing a number of prisoners and in holding a part of the town against heavy odds while the Army was rallying on Cemetery Hill.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, TAMPA, FLORIDA.

Old Section, Lot 7, Grave 259

 

Francis Irsch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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