b. 03/1818 Devon, England. d. 22/03/1865 Baltimore, Maryland.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/08/1864 Weldon Road, Virginia.
Jennings was born in Devonshire, England in 1818 and entered service at Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown at Weldon Railroad, Virginia on August 20, 1864 during the Battle of Globe Tavern, while serving as a Private with Company K, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued on 1 December 1864.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James T. Jennings, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 20 August 1864, while serving with Company K, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, for capture of flag of 55th North Carolina Infantry (Confederate States of America).
BURIAL LOCATION: LOUDON PARK NATIONAL CEMETERY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
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