PENNYPACKER, GALUSHA - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Colonel, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., 15 January 1865.

Entered service at:   West Chester, Pa. Born: 1 June 1844, Valley Forge, Pa.

Date of issue:   17 August 1891.

Citation:   Gallantly led the charge over a traverse and planted the colors of one of his regiments thereon, was severely wounded.

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)