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

James Samuel Hill

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    14th New York Heavy Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Capture of flag, shooting a Confederate officer who was rallying his men with the colors in his hand.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lyons, Wayne County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: 1845, Lyons, Wayne County, NY
  • Died: April 10, 1865, United States
  • Buried: East Newark Cemetery (plot 2C-29.5E), Newark, NY
  • Location of Medal: National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, DC

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