James F. Adams
|James Frank Adams|
August 26, 1844|
Cabell County, West Virginia
|Died||March 12, 1922(aged 77)|
|Place of burial||Oaklawn Memorial Park Barboursville, West Virginia|
|Allegiance|| United States of America
|| United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Adams was born in Cabell County, West Virginia. While a Private in Company D of the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, he captured the flag of the 14th Virginia Cavalry during an engagement on November 12, 1864, at Nineveh in Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued two weeks later, on November 26. Another 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldier, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, also received the medal for capturing a Confederate flag during the skirmish.
He died at age 77 and was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Barboursville, West Virginia.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. Place and date: At Nineveh, Va., November 12, 1864. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Cabell County, Va. Date of issue: November 26, 1864.
Capture of State flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.)
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (A–L)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on February 23, 2009. Retrieved May 21, 2011.