Louis Jeanottelle Sacriste

Citation:

2265The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Louis Jeanottelle Sacriste, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 May 1863, while serving with Company D, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia. First Lieutenant Sacriste saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. At Auburn, Virginia, on 14 October 1863, he voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.