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James H. Harris
Birth: 1828
Death: Jan. 28, 1898

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company B, 38th United States Colored Troops. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of New Market Heights, Virginia on September 29, 1864. His citation reads simply “Gallantry in the assault”. His Medal was issued on February 18, 1874. He was one of three 38th USCT soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the War (the others being Private William Henry Barnes and 1st Sergeant Edward Ratcliff). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 27, Lot 985-H, Map Grid BB-48.5.
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Record added: Dec 14, 2000
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- Curtis Jackson
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: May. 5, 2014
Native of St. Mary's County, Maryland. The Sgt. James H. Harris Camp #38, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War [St. Mary's County, Md. - also serving Charles County & Calvert County] is named in his honor.
- David Roberts
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
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