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

James Milton Pipes

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    140th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 25, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg & Reams Station, Pennsylvania & Virginia, USA
While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year later, at Reams Station, Va., while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering the loss of an arm.
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Pipes
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Pipes
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 5, 1898
  • Born: November 10, 1840, Morrisville, Bucks County, PA, United States
  • Died: December 1, 1928, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (3-1332-A), Arlington, VA, United States

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