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

James H Burbank

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    4th Rhode Island Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 3, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Blackwater River, near Franklin, Virginia, USA
Gallantry in action while on detached service on board the gunboat Barney.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 27, 1896
  • Born: January 5, 1838, Stavorey, Holland (The Netherlands)
  • Died: February 15, 1911, Miltonvale, KS, United States
  • Buried: Miltonvale Cemetery (MH) , Miltonvale, KS, United States

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