Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

James R. Evans

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    62d New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, USA
Went out in front of the line under a fierce fire and, in the face of the rapidly advancing enemy, rescued the regimental flag with which the color bearer had fallen.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 25, 1895
  • Born: September 12, 1843, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: December 27, 1918, Caldwell, NJ, United States
  • Buried: First Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Plains, NJ, United States

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