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James David Vernay
Birth: Dec. 24, 1834
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1918
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Lacon, Illinois, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, 11th Illinois Infantry, Union Army. On April 22, 1863, during the Battle of Vicksburg Mississippi, 2nd Lieutenant Vernay volunteered to command the steamer Horizon to transport Union supplies across Mississippi River. Together with his crew, he daringly passed beneath the Confederate fort batteries under a heavy fire and delivered the cargo. For gallantly in the face of the enemy, he promoted 1st Lieutenant and was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 1, 1898. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Adelaide C Schubert Vernay (____ - 1920)*
  Cynthia Wilcox Vernay (1836 - 1882)*
  Mary Virginia Waters Verney (1837 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Mary E Vernay Henderson (1857 - 1905)*
  Clara L Vernay Thompson (1859 - 1897)*
  Charles Edward Vernay (1861 - 1924)*
  James Wallace Verney (1870 - 1915)*
  Mary Henrietta Vernay Sievert (1872 - 1960)*
  Daisy May Vernay Deyette (1874 - 1951)*
  Cora L. Verney (1878 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3 Lot 4052-WS
 
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Record added: Sep 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7900507
James David Vernay
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Lieutenant thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 19, 2016
Remembering my great great grandfather on National Medal of Honor Day. Thank you for your gallant service to our country.
- Dennis McWilliams
 Added: Mar. 25, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014
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