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Jacob Cart

Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: April 24, 1882
Burial location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Carlisle
Home of record: Carlisle 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 Private Jacob Cart, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 13 December 1862, while serving with Company A, 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, for capture of flag of 19th Georgia Infantry (Confederate States of America), wresting it from the hands of the Color Bearer.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 25, 1864

Action Date: December 13, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company A

Division: 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps