Patrick DeLacy

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Patrick DeLacy
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Born (1835-11-25)November 25, 1835
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
Died April 27, 1915(1915-04-27) (aged 79)
Buried Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Captain (Mustered out of the army as a lieutenant)
Unit Company A, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Patrick DeLacy (November 25, 1835 – April 27, 1915) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. DeLacy received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia on 6 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 24 April 1894.[1][2]


DeLacy was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania on 25 November 1835. He enlisted in the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted from private to sergeant major to lieutenant before he was mustered out of the army in June 1865. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of captain on June 8, 1987, due to the efforts of Elizabeth Hicks Jaquinot.[3] He died on 27 April 1915 and his remains are interred at Saint Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.[4] He earned his Medal of Honor on 6 May 1864 when he shot a Confederate color bearer and captured the flag of the 1st South Carolina Infantry regiment.[5]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Running ahead of the line, under a concentrated fire, he shot the color bearer of a Confederate regiment on the works, thus contributing to the success of the attack.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Patrick DeLacy". Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Patrick DeLacy "The Last Union Captain"". Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Patrick De Lacy at Find a Grave
  5. ^ "Medal of Honor headstone dedication". Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Patrick DeLacy The Last Union Captain