Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

James Henry

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    113th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 9, 1894
  • Born: April 7, 1833, Sunfish, Pike County, OH, United States
  • Died: June 7, 1911, Geneva, IL, United States
  • Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (MH) (G-40-1), Geneva, IL, United States

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