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b. 01/06/1843 Juniata County, Pennsylvania.  d. 31/08/1875 Fort Royal, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a First Sergeant in the Union Army. He was a prisioner of war. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles for action on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

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Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OLD CHURCH HILL CEMETERY, FORT ROYAL, PENNSYLVANIA.

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James B Thompson

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