b. 1829 Princess Anne County, Virginia. d. 28/08/1871 Norfolk City.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/09/1864 Chapin's Farm, Virginia.
James joined the Army in Norfolk, Virginia, and by September 30, 1864, he was serving as a Corporal in Company B of the 36th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops. On that day, his unit participated in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in Virginia, where he was seriously wounded, resulting in the amputation of his left arm. Six months after the battle, on April 6, 1865, James was issued the Medal of Honor for his actions at Chaffin's Farm. He was discharged for disability the following October.
Having had his arm mutilated, making immediate amputation necessary, he loaded and discharged his piece with one hand and urged his men forward; this within 30 yards (27 m) of the enemy's works.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
‘In Memory Of’ marker in SGT. March Corprew Family Memorial Cemetery, Chesapeake Virginia
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