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1LT Monroe J. Reisinger

1LT Monroe J. Reisinger

Birth
Fallston, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 May 1925 (aged 82)
Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 5, Lot 46
Memorial ID 7223828 · View Source
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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).

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  • Added: 1 Mar 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Monroe J. Reisinger (28 Oct 1842–25 May 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7223828, citing Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .