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

George Kretsinger

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Chicago Mercantile Battery,
    Illinois Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Medal of Honor Recipient George Kretsinger
Medal of Honor Recipient George Kretsinger
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 20, 1897
  • Born: June 20, 1844, Fairfield, Herkimer County, NY, United States
  • Died: April 20, 1906, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery (PM) (C), Chicago, IL, United States

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