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James M. Compston
Birth: 1837
Death: May 24, 1888

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. At age 25 he enlisted in the Union Army, and was mustered in as a Private in Company D, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action during August to November 1864 in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Virginia. His citation reads "Capture of flag." He served through the end of the war, and he was honorably mustered out on June 24, 1865 at Cumberland, Maryland. His Medal was issued to him under the name of "James Cumpston", and he is still officially listed that way. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Coalton Cemetery
Coalton
Jackson County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 29, 2004
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James M. Compston
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James M. Compston
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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