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James A. Campbell

Date of birth: December 20, 1844
Date of death: May 06, 1904
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: New York New York


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James A. Campbell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 January 1865, while serving with Company A, 2d New York Cavalry, in action at Woodstock, Virginia. While his command was retreating before superior numbers, Private Campbell voluntarily rushed back with one companion and rescued his commanding officer, who had been unhorsed and left behind. At Amelia Courthouse, Virginia, on 5 April 1865, Private Campbell captured two battle flags.

General Orders: Date of Issue: October 30, 1897

Action Date: January 22 & April 5, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company A

Division: 2d New York Cavalry