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

James Calvin Summers

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    4th West Virginia Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 25, 1895
  • Born: February 14, 1838, on Elk River six miles above Charleston, Kanawha County, WV, United States
  • Died: May 9, 1927, Frame, WV, United States
  • Buried: Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery (reinterred on 31 Oct. 2019 from Summers Cemetery, Elkview, West Virginia), Dunbar, WV, United States

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