Daniel P. Reigle

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Daniel P. Reigle
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Born (1841-02-19)February 19, 1841
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died March 19, 1917(1917-03-19) (aged 76)
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Place of burial Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit 87th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Cedar Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Daniel P. Reigle (February 19, 1841 – March 19, 1917) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

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“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Daniel P. Reigle, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with Company F, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, for gallantry while rushing forward to capture a Confederate flag at the stone fence where the enemy's last stand was made.”

Reigle joined the army from Adams County, Pennsylvania in September 1861. He was later promoted to sergeant, and was mustered out in June 1865. [1]

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