PENTZER, PATRICK H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company C, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Gillespie, Macoupin County, Ill.

Birth:   Marion County, Mo.

Date of issue:   9 October 1 879.

Citation:   Among the first to enter the enemy's entrenchments, he received the surrender of a Confederate general officer and his headquarters flag.

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)