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Harry Ingersoll

313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division

Captain, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

Pennsylvania

Died:

9/27/1918

Grave Location:

Plot E, Row 20, Grave 39

Capt. Harry Ingersoll died during the 79th Division’s second day of fighting as they pressed towards the capture of Montfaucon. He led his company in an attack against an enemy position that was strongly entrenched by barbed wire entanglements. Although he was killed in this highly dangerous offensive, Ingersoll’s men continued the attack. Inspired by their captain’s courage and bravery, the soldiers successfully took the enemy position.

Ingersoll was a prominent lawyer in Philadelphia. He was a friend of Maj. Benjamin F. Pepper, another successful lawyer serving in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. They are buried side-by-side.

Awards: Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Cross

Harry Ingersoll is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot E, Row 20, Grave 39.