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Jacob G Frick

Birthplace: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery Pottsville Schuylkill County Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of John B Frick and Anne Elisabeth Frick
Husband of Priscilla H. Frick and Catherine Frick
Father of Mason Mitchell Frick; Thomas Percy Frick; George Augustus Frick; William Russell Frick; Henry Carey Frick and 3 others
Brother of Catherine Motter Slifer; Rebecca Voris; William Frick; Charles Henry Frick; Anne Elizabeth Reich and 8 others

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About Col. Jacob G. Frick, Medal of Honor


At Fredericksburg seized the colors and led the command through a terrible fire of cannon and musketry. In a hand-to-hand fight at Chancellorsville, recaptured the colors of his regiment.

Jacob Gilbert Frick (January 23, 1825 – March 5, 1902) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his gallantry in action while serving as the colonel of the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry at the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

Frick was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, a fourth-generation descendant of Swiss immigrants. In June 1846, following the outbreak of the Mexican-American War, he was commissioned a Third Lieutenant in the 3rd Ohio Infantry Regiment. When the war ended, he received a regular army commission in the 11th US Infantry Regiment. He served as an instructor at Fort McHenry, and was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention

His father, John Frick married Anne Elizabeth Gotschall and had sixteen Children all born in Northumberland.

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