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 James Sweeney

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James Sweeney Famous memorial

Birth
Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Death 26 Jun 1931 (aged 85)
Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section 78, Row P, Grave 3
Memorial ID 6239145 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Private in Company A, 1st Vermont Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia on October 19, 1864. His citation reads “With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with 3 officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver”. His Medal was issued a few days after the action, on October 26, 1864. He was one of four 1st Vermont Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal Frederick A. Lyon, Major William Wells, and Sergeant Eri D. Woodbury).

Bio by: RPD2


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JAMES SWEENEY
MEDAL OF HONOR
CORP CO A
1 VT CAV
SEP 24 1845
JUN 26 1931


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 6 Mar 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6239145
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6239145/james-sweeney : accessed ), memorial page for James Sweeney (24 Sep 1845–26 Jun 1931), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6239145, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .