PROFILE of JOSEPH WARTICK (WERTICK)
8th MO Infantry (US) - Company A
Private Joseph Wartick was one of the 11 Medal of Honor recipients in the 8th
MO Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the medal after the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The MOH is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be
bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.
Wartick also spelled his last name as "Wertick". In the photo below, you can see Wartick wearing his Medal of Honor:
The above photo comes to us from Joseph Wartick's descendent: Bill Hrudicka. Bill also mentioned that Joseph Wartick received his Medal of Honor late (July 14, 1894) because they had mis-spelled his name as Wortick. Wartick's grave did not get its 1976 Bicentennial gravestone until 1991 - also late because of the mis-spelling.
Joseph Wartick's headstone is in the Leon (Kansas) Cemetery for Civil War Veterans.