ORTH, JACOB G. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   15 January 1867.

Citation:   Capture of flag of 7th South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in hand_to_hand encounter, although he was wounded in the shoulder.

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)