James Madison (Medal of Honor)
|Nickname(s)||A.K.A. James Congdon|
Niagara, New York
|Died||August 7, 1926 (aged 83–84)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||Company E, 8th New York Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
James Madison (1842 - August 7, 1926) was a Sergeant in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the American Civil War. "James Madison" was an alias, his true name was James Congdon.
Congdon enlisted in the Army from Fairport, New York in October 1861, but was discharged for disability in January 1862. Despite this, he re-enlisted in May 1862, and fought at the Battle of Culpeper Court House, where he was wounded. He mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. 
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization. Sergeant, Company E, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Virginia, March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Fairport, New York. Birth: Niagara, New York. Date of issue: March 26, 1865.
Recapture of Gen. Crook's headquarters flag.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F (For other name of James Congdon)
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: M–P
- Enlisted under the name of James Congdon.
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