David Orbansky

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David Orbansky
Born 1843
Lautenburg, Prussia
Died January 22, 1897 (aged 53–54)
Place of burial Columbus, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861-1865
Rank Corporal
Unit 58th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

David Orbansky or 'Urbansky' was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor for his gallantry in action against enemy Confederate States Army forces in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in 1862 and again at the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863, as well as other actions.[1] He was buried at the Walnut Hills United Jewish Cemetery in Evanston, Ohio.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 58th Ohio Infantry
  • Place and date: At Shiloh, Tenn.; Vicksburg, Miss., etc., 1862 and 1863.
  • Entered service at: Columbus, Ohio.
  • Birth: Lautenburg, Prussia.
  • Date of issue: August 2, 1879.


Gallantry in actions.

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