DE LACEY, PATRICK - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company A, 143d Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864. Entered service at: Scranton, Pa. Born: 25 November 1834, Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa.

Date of issue:   24 April 1894.

Citation:   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.

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)