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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/07/1841 Westerly, Rhode Island. d. 26/06/1925 Westerly, Rhode Island.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Barber enlisted as an artillery man in the First Rhode Island Light Artillery on November 11, 1861 at age 20. He was among a twenty member detachment of his company, Battery G., along with an infantry assaulting party, that captured enemy weapons and assaulted enemy forces, on 2 April 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: RIVER BEND CEMETERY, WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND.

Section 21, Lot 385

James Albert Barber

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