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

James Isaac Christiancy

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    9th Michigan Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 28, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hawes Shops, Virginia, USA
While acting as aide, voluntarily led a part of the line into the fight, and was twice wounded.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Monroe County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 10, 1892
  • Born: 1844, Monroe County, MI, United States
  • Died: December 18, 1899, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (1-580), Arlington, VA, United States

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