About Capt. Patrick H. Pentzer, Medal of Honor
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
Company: Company C
Division: 97th Illinois Infantry