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Charles H. Ilgenfritz
Born (1837-03-04)March 4, 1837
York County, Pennsylvania
Died March 31, 1920(1920-03-31) (aged 83)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Henry Ilgenfritz (March 4, 1837 – March 31, 1920) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Ilgenfritz was born in York County, Pennsylvania on March 4, 1837. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on April 2, 1865, while serving as a Sergeant with Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, at Fort Sedgwick, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on March 20, 1917.

He died at the age of 83, on March 31, 1920, and was buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in York County, Pennsylvania.

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