James M. Seitzinger

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James M. Seitzinger
Born (1856-11-24)November 24, 1856
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Died January 14, 1924(1924-01-14) (aged 67)
Buried at Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1864 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania 116th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Cold Harbor
Awards Medal of Honor

James M. Seitzinger (1846—1924) was an American recipient of Medal of Honor with which he was awarded on March 1, 1906.[1]


Seitzinger was born on November 24, 1846 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. In April 1864, he joined Company G of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry along with his father Israel. Together they fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Spotsylvania and Battle of Petersburg. On August 25, 1864 he was nominated for the Medal of Honor recipient, for his courageous flag rescue, but didn't receive the medal until March 1, 1906. He died at the age of 77, on January 14, 1924 and was buried at Christ Church Cemetery in Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania.[2]


  1. ^ "James M. Seitzinger". Military Times. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sgt. James M. Seitzinger & Family". Color Bearers. Retrieved August 7, 2013.