Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Military Week-Wednesday

Jacob Koogle, St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Myersville, Frederick County, Maryland

Jacob Koogle
Medal of Honor
Capt Co G
December 5, 1841 - March 16, 1915

I was able to find a front page obituary for Jacob Koogle.  He served with Seventh Maryland Infantry Regiment, Company G during the Civil War.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the Confederate flag at the Battle of Five Forks, Dinwiddie County, Virginia on 1 April 1865 (last major battle of the Petersburg Campaign).   After the Civil War he organized a local militia group, worked with his church (then Myersville Lutheran Church) and was in banking.

Here is the obituary:

Thank you for your service Jacob Koogle

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