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

James Madison Drake

Details
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    9th New Jersey Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 6, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, USA
Citation
Commanded the skirmish line in the advance and held his position all day and during the night.
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Drake
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Drake
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 3, 1873
    The White House, presented by Pres. Ulysses S. Grant
  • Born: March 25, 1837, Washington Valley, Somerset County, NJ, United States
  • Died: November 28, 1913, Elizabeth, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (MH) (G-81), Hillside, NJ, United States
 

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