PESCH, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28_29 April 1863. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo.

Birth:   Prussia.

Date of issue:   10 March 1896.

Citation:   With 2 comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire 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)