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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 02/09/1840 Syracuse, New York. d. 30/01/1920 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/11/1863 Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

 

Goettel was born in Syracuse, New York, where he entered service. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, when he captured a flag and battery guidon, while serving as a Private with the Company B of the 149th New York Infantry on November 24, 1863. His Medal of Honor was issued on June 28, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Philip Goettel, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 24 November 1863, while serving with Company B, 149th New York Infantry, in action at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, for capture of flag and battery guidon.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.

Plot: Section 28, Lot 134

Philip Goettel

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