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Federal (USV)


Jacob George Orth

(1837 - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted July 6, 1861 from Philadelphia, in Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

On the 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 rest 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.


11/25/1837; Philadelphia, PA


9/11/1907; burial in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala-Cynwyd, PA