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

James Monroe Reisinger

  • Also Known As: Reisinger, Roe
  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    150th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress January 25, 1907.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: October 28, 1842, Beaver County, PA, United States
  • Died: May 25, 1925, Franklin, PA, United States
  • Buried: Greenville Cemetery (MH) (5-46), Meadville, PA, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

An article published on Feburary 2, 1907, in the Army and Navy Journal gives greater detail to Cpl. Reisinger's actions at Gettysburg that resulted in the Medal of Honor. He "was one of the color guard. He was wounded early in the afternoon by a minnie ball penetrating his right foot, causing later the removal of two bones from his foot, with the result of permanent lameness because of that injury. Notwithstanding he was urged by his comrades to go to the hospital for treament, he continued to perform his duty as a soldier until wounded three times, when weakness from injuries and from loss of blood compelled his retirement."


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