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

Miles James

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    36th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Having had his arm mutilated, making immediate amputation necessary, he loaded and discharged his piece with one hand and urged his men forward; this within 30 yards of the enemy's works.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Portsmouth, Portsmouth County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: 1829, Princess Anne County, VA, United States
  • Died: August 28, 1871, Norfolk, VA, United States
  • Buried: , Norfolk, VA, United States

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