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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Francis Irsch

Details
  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    45th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 27, 1892
  • Born: December 4, 1840, Saarburg, Germany
  • Died: August 19, 1906, Tampa, FL, United States
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (MH) (Old Sec. 7-259) , Tampa, FL, United States
 

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