b. 02/09/1840 Salina, New York. d. 30/01/1920 Syracuse, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/11/1863 Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 149th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Ringgold Gap, Georgia on November 27, 1863. His citation reads “Capture of flag and battery guidon”. His Medal was awarded to him on June 28, 1865. He was one of six 149th New York Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Colonel Henry A. Barnum, Sergeant William H.H. Crosier, Private Peter Kappesser, Sergeant John Kiggins, and First Sergeant Norman F. Potter).
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Philip Goettel, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 24 November 1863, while serving with Company B, 149th New York Infantry, in action at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, for capture of flag and battery guidon.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.
SECTION 28, LOT 134
LOCATION OF MEDAL: CIVIL WAR INSTITUTE, GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.