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SGT James H. Harris

SGT James H. Harris

Birth
St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
Death 28 Jan 1898 (aged 69–70)
USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 27, Site 985-H
Memorial ID 18822 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18822
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT James H. Harris (1828–28 Jan 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18822, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .