Patrick DeLacy star The Last Union Captain
Medal of Honor
Patrick DeLacy
“. . . one of the most gallant men that ever wore a uniform . . . ”
-- Charles M. Conyngham, DeLacy's original commanding officer

Patrick DeLacy was a highly respected officer in the Civil War. He fought in every battle of the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry—including Gettysburg and the Wilderness—and he received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

This is the story of an American who served his country and community with what famed Gen. Joshua Chamberlain personally called “faithful and exceptionally meritorious service.”

Did you know?

Medal of Honor

Almost half of the Medals of Honor awarded to date – 3,400+ – are for actions during the Civil War. MORE >


Family Ties

Gary Roche

Patrick DeLacy’s great-great-grandson Gary Roche, a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park, keeps the story of his ancestor’s journey alive on the same sacred ground where he fought. MORE >

Written in Stone

Gary Roche and Grandsons

Monuments and markers with Patrick DeLacy’s name appear in many states. See if you can identify them. MORE >