Henry Brutsche

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Henry Brutsche
Born 1846
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died December 27, 1880
Buried at Lawnview Memorial Park, Rockledge, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank Landsman
Unit Pennsylvania United States Navy
Awards Medal of Honor

Landsman Henry Brutsche (1846 to December 27, 1880) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brutsche received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Tacony at Plymouth, North Carolina on 31 October 1864. He was honored with the award on 31 December 1864.[1][2]


Brutsche was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846. He enlisted into the United States Navy. He died on 27 December 1880 and his remains are interred at the Lawnview Memorial Park in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Served on board the U.S.S. Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry Brutsche". Retrieved 24 November 2013.