Capt. Patrick H. Pentzer, Medal of Honor

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Patrick Henry Pentzer

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Birthplace: Marion, Missouri, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
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About Capt. Patrick H. Pentzer, Medal of Honor

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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company C, 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Fort Blakely, Alabama on April 9, 1865. His citation reads "Among the first to enter the enemy's entrenchments, he received the surrender of a Confederate general officer and his headquarters flag". His Medal was issued on October 9, 1879 -------------------- The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Patrick Henry Pentzer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, while serving with Company C, 97th Illinois Infantry, in action at Fort Blakely, Alabama. Among the first to enter the enemy's entrenchments, Captain Pentzer received the surrender of a Confederate general officer and his headquarters flag.

General Orders: Date of Issue: October 9, 1879

Action Date: April 9, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company C

Division: 97th Illinois Infantry

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Capt. Patrick H. Pentzer, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1838
1838
Marion, Missouri, United States
1901
October 16, 1901
Age 63
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Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States