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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 25/11/1835 Carbondale, Pennsylvania. d. 27/04/1915 Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.

 

DeLacy was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania on 25 November 1835. He enlisted into the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted from private to sergeant major to lieutenant before he was mustered out of the army in June, 1865. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain after the war on June 8, 1987, thanks to the efforts of Elizabeth Hicks Jaquinot. He died on 27 April 1915 and his remains are interred at Saint Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania. He earned his Medal of Honor on 6 May 1864 when he shot a Confederate color bearer and captured the flag of the 1st South Carolina Infantry regiment.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Running ahead of the line, under a concentrated fire, he shot the color bearer of a Confederate regiment on the works, thus contributing to the success of the attack.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST CATHERINE'S CEMETERY, MOSCOW, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section B, Lot 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick De Lacey

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