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Henry Brutsche

Date of birth: 1846
Date of death: Unknown
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Landsman Henry Brutsche, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864. Carrying out his duties faithfully during the capture of Plymouth, Landsman Brutsche distinguished himself by a display of coolness when he participated in landing and spiking a 9-inch gun while under a devastating fire from enemy musketry.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)

Action Date: October 31, 1864

Service: Navy

Rank: Landsman

Division: U.S.S. Tacony