Medal of Honor
Patrick DeLacy and John C. Delaney
Medal of Honor first issued during the Civil War just over 1500 such medals were issued in that war. Recipients included these two soldiers from Lackawanna County. “That pain may cease, he yields his flesh to pain” from the “Pacemaker” by American Poet Joyce Kilmer who died in action during the WWI in France.
DeLacy, Patrick-Scranton: First Sergeant, Company A, 143d Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, VA. 6 May 1864. Entered service at: Scranton, PA. Birth: 25 November 1835, Carbondale, Lackawanna County, PA. Date of issue: 24 April 1894. Citation: 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. Later promoted to Captain. Patrick DeLacy
Delaney, John C.- Dunmore, Sergeant, Company I, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Danby’s Mills, VA, 6 February 1865. Entered service at: Honesdale, PA. Birth: 22 April 1848, Ireland. Date of issue: 29 August 1894. Citation: Sprang between the lines and brought out a wounded comrade about to be burned in the brush. Later promoted to Captain. John C. Delaney.
Erected by The Celtic Medal of Honor Committee, Joseph
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 41° 24.486′ N, 75° 39.786′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on North Washington Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Lackawanna Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Medal of Honor (here, next to this marker); Lackawanna County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Piazza dell' Arte (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mitchell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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