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

James W Larrabee

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    55th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor Recipient James W. Larrabee
Medal of Honor Recipient James W. Larrabee
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Mendota, La Salle County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 2, 1893
  • Born: 1839, Rensselaer County, NY, United States
  • Died: December 30, 1907, Lee County, IL, United States
  • Buried: Four Mile Grove Cemetery, Meriden, IL, United States

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