SACRISTE, LOUIS J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company D, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863. At Auburn, Va., 14 October 1863.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 15 June 1843, New Castle County, Del.

Date of issue:   3I January 1889.

Citation:   Saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. Voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.

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)