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Charles Henry Ilgenfritz

  • Birth 4 Mar 1837 York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 1920 York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section E, Lot 115
  • Memorial ID 7205711

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a First Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on April 2, 1865 at Fort Sedgwick, Virginia. His citation reads "The color bearer falling, pierced by seven balls, he immediately sprang forward and grasped the colors, planting them upon the enemy's forts amid a murderous fire of grape, canister, and musketry from the enemy."

Bio by: Don Morfe



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 23 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7205711
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry Ilgenfritz (4 Mar 1837–31 Mar 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7205711, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .