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

James C Walker

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Color Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    31st Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 25, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, USA
After two color bearers had fallen, seized the flag and carried it forward, assisting in the capture of the battery. Shortly thereafter he captured the flag of the 41st Alabama and the color bearer.
Medal of Honor Recipient James C. Walker
Medal of Honor Recipient James C. Walker
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 25, 1895
  • Born: November 30, 1843, Harmony, Clark County, OH, United States
  • Died: April 8, 1923
  • Buried: Ferncliff Cemetery (MH) (1-117), Springfield, OH, United States

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