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

James Howard

  • Also Known As: Brown, James
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    158th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Petersburg (Battery Gregg), Virginia, USA
Carried the colors in advance of the line of battle, the flagstaff being shot off while he was planting it on the parapet of the fort.
Medal of Honor Recipient James Howard
Medal of Honor Recipient James Howard
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 12, 1865
  • Born: , Newton, Sussex County, NJ, United States
  • Died: November 8, 1879, Fort McKavett, TX, United States
  • Buried: San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX, United States

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