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PVT James Richmond

PVT James Richmond

Birth
Death 3 Jun 1864 (aged 20–21)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 27, Grave 886, Map Grid BB 48.5
Memorial ID 18823 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Maine in 1843, he served as a Private in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863, when the rebel assault stalled at Emmetsburg Road, Union forces charged forward and Private Richmond captured the Confederate flag. PVT Richmond engaged in the very first Civil War Act Of Valor carried out by a "Colored Troop." For heroism, the Medal Of Honor was awarded posthumously on December 1, 1864.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT James Richmond (1843–3 Jun 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18823, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .