Isaac James (Medal of Honor)

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Isaac James
Born March 8, 1838
Jefferson Township, Ohio
Died September 26, 1914
Buried Union City, Indiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company H, 110th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Isaac James (March 8, 1838 – September 26, 1914) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. James received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] James's medal was won for capturing the flag at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.[2]

James was from Jefferson Township in Ohio.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Isaac James, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company H, 110th Ohio Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of flag.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Isaac James". Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved June 2, 2014.