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PA Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor, established by joint resolution of Congress, 12 July 1862 is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member of the Armed Services, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of service is exacted and each recommendation for award of this decoration is considered on the standard of extraordinary merit. A large percent of Medal of Honor recipients were awarded for action involving flags.

York County, Pennsylvania


NOTE: An asterisk (*) denotes a posthumous award.



YORK COUNTY, PA



ILGENFRITZ, CHARLES H.: Sergeant, Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry. Fort Sedgwick, Va., 2 April 1865. Citation: Unknown. The color bearer falling, pierced by 7 balls, he immediately sprang forward and grasped the colors, planting them upon the enemy's forts amid a murderous fire of grape, canister, and musketry from the enemy.

QUAY, MATTHEW S.: Dillsburg, Colonel, 134th Pennsylvania Infantry Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Citation: 9 July 1888. Although out of service, he voluntarily resumed duty on the eve of battle and took a conspicuous part in the charge on the heights.

SPRINGER, GEORGE: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Citation: 14 February 1870 for gallantry in action.






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