IRSCH, FRANCIS - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Company D, 45th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   27 May 1892.

Citation:   Gallantry in flanking the enemy and capturing a number of prisoners and in holding a part of the town against heavy odds while the Army was rallying on Cemetery Hill.

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)