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

James Gardiner

  • Also Known As: Gardner, James Daniel
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    36th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Rushed in advance of his brigade, shot a rebel officer who was on the parapet rallying his men, and then ran him through with his bayonet.
Medal of Honor Recipient James Gardiner
Medal of Honor Recipient James Gardiner
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Yorktown, York County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: September 16, 1839, Gloucester, Gloucester County, VA, United States
  • Died: September 29, 1905, Clark's Summit, PA, United States
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (MH) (2nd-1), Ottumwa, IA, United States

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