​         ​150th PVI Bucktails

He enlisted and was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company "H" on August 28, 1862.  He would go on to perform heroically and bravely during the fight around McPherson's Farm on the First Day of the July Battle of Gettysburg, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions (his citation reads "specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy")  Commended by name in his regimental commander's Official Report, he would serve with the 150th Pennsylvania until October 29, 1864.


He was discharged by General Order, June 26, 1865; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Company "D", 114th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, July 31, 1865.  He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on April 23, 1866.  Mustered out on April 7, 1867.


He was born at Fallstown in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, October 28th, 1842.  His parents resided there until 1844, and then moved to Venango County five miles from Franklin.  They continued to reside there until 1860.  


The Reisinger's then moved to Meadville where "Roe" was educated in the common schools of Crawford County and later attended classes at Allegheny College, where he completed his studies and was admitted to the Bar following the War. 


He was the last of 63 Union soldiers and officers that received the Medal of Honor for their bravery and heroism at Gettysburg.


He eventually became a newspaper publisher, and also worked with the Galena-Signal Oil Company in Franklin, until his retirement.


He died at the age of 82 in 1925 and is buried in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, PA.

Medal of Honor Recipient - Sergeant James Monroe Reisinger