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 James Robert Lee Gillenwater

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James Robert Lee Gillenwater

  • Birth 28 Oct 1871 Rye Cove, Scott County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 19 Jan 1946 Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Section 3
  • Memorial ID 7874211

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was originally buried in Payne Cemetery, Rogersville, Tennessee. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army in Company A, 36th Infantry, US Volunteers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 3, 1899 near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads "While on a scout drove off a superior force of insurgents and with the assistance of one comrade brought from the field of action the bodies of two comrades, one killed and the other severely wounded."

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 17 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7874211
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Robert Lee Gillenwater (28 Oct 1871–19 Jan 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7874211, citing Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .