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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

James Albert Barber

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Medal of Honor Recipient James A. Barber
Medal of Honor Recipient James A. Barber
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 20, 1866
  • Born: July 11, 1841, Westerly, Washington County, RI, United States
  • Died: June 26, 1925
  • Buried: River Bend Cemetery (MH), Westerly, RI, United States

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