Frank E. Fesq

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Frank E. Fesq
Born (1840-04-04)April 4, 1840
Braunschweig, Germany
Died May 6, 1920(1920-05-06) (aged 80)
Orange, New Jersey
Buried Rosedale Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1864 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit New Jersey 40th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Third Battle of Petersburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Frank E. Fesq (April 4, 1840 – May 6, 1920) was a German soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Fesq received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Third Battle of Petersburg in Virginia on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.[1][2][3]


Fesq was born in Brunswick, Germany on April 4, 1840. He volunteered for the 40th New Jersey Infantry in late 1864 (the unit was not officially organized until February 1865), and mustered out with the regiment in July 1865. [4] He died on May 6, 1920 and his remains are interred at the Rosedale Cemetery in Orange, New Jersey.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of flag of 18th North Carolina (Confederate States of America) within the enemy's works.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Frank E. Fesq". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  4. ^ NJ Medal of Honor recipients