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CMOHS.org - Sergeant BURNS, JAMES M., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

BURNS, JAMES M.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 1st West Virginia Infantry
Born: Jefferson County, Ohio
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Jefferson County, Ohio
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Place / Date: At New Market, Va., 15 May 1864
 
 


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Citation

Under a heavy fire of musketry, rallied a few men to the support of the colors, in danger of capture and bore them to a place of safety. One of his comrades having been severely wounded in the effort, Sgt. Burns went back a hundred yards m the face of the enemy's fire and carried the wounded man from the field.