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b. 1843 Maine. d. 03/06/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

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

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Maine in 1843, he served as a Private in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863, when the rebel assault stalled at Emmetsburg Road, Union forces charged forward and Private Richmond captured the Confederate flag. PVT Richmond engaged in the very first Civil War Act Of Valor carried out by a "Colored Troop." For heroism, the Medal Of Honor was awarded posthumously on December 1, 1864.He was wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House the next year, on May 12, 1864, and died of his injuries weeks later, on June 3. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 27, Grave 886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Richmond

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