b. 1841 Newton, New Jersey. d. 09/11/1879 ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was James Brown. He entered the Union Army in Brooklyn New York and served as a Sergeant in Company K, 158th New York Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on April 2, 1865 near Petersburg (Battery Gregg), Virginia.
Carried the colors in advance of the line of battle, the flagstaff being shot off while he was planting it on the parapet of the fort.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
Section E, Site 889
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