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

James Wiley

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    59th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Citation

Capture of flag of a Georgia regiment.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bellville, Richland County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: 1835, OH, United States
  • Died: February 7, 1865, Andersonville, GA, US
  • Buried: Andersonville National Historical Site (MH) (H-10607), Andersonville, GA, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, DC
 

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