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James H. Gribben
Birth: Apr., 1839
Death: Aug. 6, 1878

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted as a Private in the 2nd New York Volunteer Cavalry (known as the "Harris Light Cavalry"), and was mustered into Company L on September 21, 1861 at the age of 23. He would rise steadily in the ranks during his service nthe field, receiving a promotion to Sergeant, 2dn Lieutenant of Company C (November 4, 1864) and 1st Lieutenant of Company G (March 1, 1865). On April 6, 1865 at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia - barely a month after his promotion and in the fianl waning days of the war, he performed a act of bravery that would see him awarded the CMOH. His citation for that act reads simply "Capture of flag of 12th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). Awarded the Medal on May 3, 1865, he served through the conclusion of the conflict, and was honorably discharged on June 7, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Cemetery has no burial record
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8219048
James H. Gribben
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