Medal Of Honor - Civil War Era

 
CHARLES D. MARQUETTE

February 9, 1845 - November 25, 1907
Born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


United States Army
Sergeant
Company F, 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry

 


May 10, 1865
 

Entered Service in the US Army from Campbelltown, PA

Although wounded, he was one of the first to plant colors on the enemy's breastworks at Petersburg, Virginia  Apr. 2, 1865.

Upon discharge with the rest of the regiment, he moved to Wrightsville, PA. By the 1880's he had moved to Carlisle, PA where he continued his tailoring business.

He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.

Marquette Lake in Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, PA was named after him.

 

In all, a total of 64 Medals of Honor were earned in action at Petersburg, Virginia, in the period from March 25 to April 3, 1865, fifty-four of them on April 2 alone. Sergeant Charles Marquette was one of seventeen soldiers cited for their heroism as color bearers in this action.

 

 

 
GEORGE KRAUSE KITCHEN
George K Kitchen
October 5, 1844 - November 20, 1922
Born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


Sergeant
Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry

 


April 23, 1875
 

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.

Born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, he served as a Sergeant, in Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry.

At the Upper Wichita River, Texas, September 9, 1874, Sergeant Kitchen was assisting with Lyman's wagon train attempting to reach Gen. Nelson A. Miles' forces on the Wichita River when his company was attacked by a large force of hostile Indians. For the next five days, September 9 to 14, they engaged the enemy under very difficult conditions. Kitchen was awarded the Medal of Honor for "gallantry in action." on April 23, 1875.

After leaving the Army he lived in San Antonio, Texas for seventeen years, and worked in the United States Post Office there until his death. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.