Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

James R Durham

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    12th West Virginia Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 14, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Winchester, Virginia, USA
Led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded.
Medal of Honor Recipient James R. Durham
Medal of Honor Recipient James R. Durham
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 6, 1890
  • Born: February 7, 1833, Richmond, Richmond County, VA, United States
  • Died: August 6, 1904
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (3-1435), Arlington, VA, United States

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