ILGENFRITZ, CHARLES H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Sedgwick, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Pennsylvania.

Birth:   York County, Pa.

Date of issue:   Unknown.

Citation:   The color bearer falling, pierced by 7 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)