Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

James H Harris

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    38th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: New Market Heights, Virginia, USA
Gallantry in the assault.
Medal of Honor Recipient James H. Harris
Medal of Honor Recipient James H. Harris
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Great Mills, St. Mary's County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 18, 1874
  • Born: 1828, St. Mary's County, MD, United States
  • Died: January 28, 1898
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (27-985-H), Arlington, VA, United States

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