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Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Stories of Sacrifice

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

James F. Adams

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Corporal)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    1st West Virginia Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 12, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Nineveh, Virginia, USA
Capture of state flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.)
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ceredo, Wayne County, West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 26, 1864
  • Born: August 26, 1844, Cabell County, WV, United States
  • Died: December 8, 1922, Barboursville, WV, United States
  • Buried: Oaklawn Cemetery (MH), Huntington, WV, United States

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