“. . . 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?
Almost half of the Medals of Honor awarded to date – 3,400+ – are for actions during the Civil War. MORE >
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
Monuments and markers with Patrick DeLacy’s name appear in many states. See if you can identify them. MORE >