Jacob George Orth(1837 - 1907)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Soldier
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted July 6, 1861 from Philadelphia, in Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the shoulder, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in capturing a Confederate flag at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Sergeant, 8 December 1862; wounded at Chancellorsville, 3 May 1863; discharged 6 July 1864 - end of 3 year term of service.
|Birth Date: 11/25/1837 Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA |
Death Date: 9/11/1907 Burial Place: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala-Cynwyd, PA
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