b. 1847 Collinstown, Virginia. d. 18/01/1895 Fort Riley, Kansas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/04/1875 Sappa Creek, Kansas.
James F. Ayers was born in Collinstown, Virginia. He later moved to Richmond where he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the 6th U.S. Cavalry and sent to the frontier where he took part in campaigns against the Plains Indians, particularly the Red River War, during the 1870s. He was cited for bravery while battle Indians at Sappa Creek, Kansas on April 23, 1875. He was one of several regimental members to receive the Medal of Honor.
Rapid pursuit, gallantry, energy, and enterprise in an engagement with Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: FORT RILEY POST CEMETERY, FORT RILEY, KANSAS.
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