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

James Alexander Williamson

Details
  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Major General U.S. Volunteers)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    4th Iowa Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 29, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi, USA
Citation
Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.
Medal of Honor Recipient James A. Williamson
Medal of Honor Recipient James A. Williamson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 17, 1895
  • Born: February 8, 1829, Columbia, Adair County, KY, United States
  • Died: September 7, 1902, Jamestown, RI, United States
  • Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery (PM) (E-128-1) , Washington, DC, United States
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