James Byrnes (sailor)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Fort Hindman|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Boatswain's Mate James Byrnes (born 1838) was an Irish sailor who fought in the American Civil War. Byrnes received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Louisville during the Battle of Fort Hindman. He was honored with the award on 3 April 1863.