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

James B Thompson

  • Also Known As: Bailey, George W.
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    1st Pennsylvania Rifles
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor Recipient James B. Thompson
Medal of Honor Recipient James B. Thompson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Perrysville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: 1843, England
  • Died: August 31, 1875, Port Royal, PA, United States
  • Buried: Old Churchill Cemetery (PM), Port Royal, CA, United States

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