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

Philip Petty

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Color Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    136th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 13, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Took up the colors as they fell out of the hands of the wounded color bearer and carried them forward in the charge.
Medal of Honor Recipient Philip Petty
Medal of Honor Recipient Philip Petty
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 21, 1893
  • Born: May 17, 1840, Tingswich, England
  • Died: December 22, 1917, Daggett, PA, United States
  • Buried: Daggett Cemetery (MH), Daggett, PA, United States

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