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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Jacob G Orth

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Organization: Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Entered Service: unknown

Birth: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date Medal Issued: 15 January 1867.

Date of Action: 17 September 1862.

Place of Action: Antietam, Md.


Capture of flag of 7th South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in hand-to-hand encounter, although he was wounded in the shoulder.


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