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

James May Rutter

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    143d Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
At great risk of his life went to the assistance of a wounded comrade and while under fire removed him to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Rutter
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Rutter
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 30, 1896
  • Born: May 13, 1841, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 23, 1907, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
  • Buried: Hollenbeck Cemetery (PM) (734), Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

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