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James Monroe Reisinger
Birth: Oct. 28, 1842
Death: May 25, 1925

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in as a Corporal in Company C on August 28, 1862. He would go on to perform heroically and bravely during the fight around McPherson's Farm on the First Day of the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg (July 1), and would be awarded the CMOH for his actions (his citation reads simply "Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy"). Commended by name in his regimental commander's Official Report, he would serve with the 150th Pennsylvania until October 29, 1864, when he was transferred to Company B, 14th Veterans Reserve Corps. He spent the remainder of the war on duty with the VRC, and was honorably discharged on June 26 1865. A month later he re-joined the Union Army, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company D, 114th United States Colored Troops on July 31, 1865. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on April 23, 1866, he served until he was discharged on April 7, 1867. When his Medal was awarded to him on January 25, 1907, he was the last of the sixty-three Union soldiers and officers to be issued the Medal of Honor for bravery at Gettysburg. He was one of two 150th Pennsylvania soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the other being Lieutenant Colonel Henry S. Huidekoper). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Greendale Cemetery
Meadville
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 46
 
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Record added: Mar 01, 2003
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