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

James Welsh

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    4th Rhode Island Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Bore off the regimental colors after the color sergeant had been wounded and the color corporal bearing the colors killed, thereby saving the colors from capture.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Slatersville, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 3, 1905
  • Born: May 11, 1846, Ireland
  • Died: December 17, 1916, Elizabeth City, VA, United States
  • Buried: St. Paul Cemetery, Blackstone, MA, United States

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