Jacob Koogle

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Jacob Koogle
Born December 5, 1841
Frederick, Maryland
Died March 16, 1915
Buried at Myersville, Maryland
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Maryland Company G, 7th Maryland Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Five Forks
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

First Lieutenant Jacob Koogle (December 5, 1841 – March 16, 1915) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Koogle received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Koogle's medal was won for capturing the flag at the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on April 1, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.[2]

Koogle was born in Frederick, Maryland, and was buried in Myersville, Maryland.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Jacob Koogle, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company G, 7th Maryland Infantry, in action at Five Forks, Virginia, for capture of battle flag.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Jacob Koogle". Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved June 5, 2014.