James R. Durham

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James R. Durham
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Born (1833-02-07)February 7, 1833
Richmond, Virginia
Died August 6, 1904(1904-08-06) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Second Battle of Winchester
Awards Medal of Honor

James R. Durham (February 7, 1833 – August 6, 1904) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia on June 14, 1863.

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“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant James R. Durham, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 June 1863, while serving with Company E, 12th West Virginia Infantry, in action at Winchester, Virginia. Second Lieutenant Durham led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded.”

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