Joseph M. Pesch (1835 - 1903)

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Birthplace: Grosslelton, Prussia
Death: Died
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About Joseph M. Pesch

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph M. Pesch, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on April 28 & 29, 1863, while serving with Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery, in action at Grand Gulf, Mississippi. With two comrades Private Pesch voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 10, 1896

Action Date: April 28 & 29, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Battery A

Division: 1st Missouri Light Artillery

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Joseph Pesch's Timeline

July 18, 1835
Grosslelton, Prussia
October 11, 1903
Age 68
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA