Patrick De Lacey

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Patrick DeLacy
Born(1835-11-25)November 25, 1835
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 27, 1915(1915-04-27) (aged 79)
Buried atSaint Catherine's Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
RankCaptain (Mustered out of the army as a Lieutenant)
UnitCompany A, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry
AwardsMedal of Honor

Captain Patrick DeLacy (November 25, 1835 – April 27, 1915) was an American soldier. He fought in the American Civil War. DeLacy received the Medal of Honor. It is the United States highest award for bravery in combat. He got the medal for his action during the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia on 6 May 1864. He was given the award on 24 April 1894.[1][2]

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DeLacy was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania on 25 November 1835. He enlisted into the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted from private to sergeant major to lieutenant before he got out of the army in June, 1865. He was promoted to the rank of Captain after he died and after the war on June 8, 1987. This was due to the work of Elizabeth Hicks Jaquinot.[3] He died on 27 April 1915 and his remains are interred at Saint Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.[4] He got his Medal of Honor on 6 May 1864 when he shot a Confederate color bearer and took the flag of the 1st South Carolina Infantry regiment.[5]

Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]

Running ahead of the line, under a concentrated fire, he shot the color bearer of a Confederate regiment on the works, thus contributing to the success of the attack.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Patrick DeLacy". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. "Patrick DeLacy "The Last Union Captain"". Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. Patrick De Lacy at Find a Grave
  5. "Medal of Honor headstone dedication". Retrieved 8 November 2016.

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