b. 1841 Newton, New Jersey. d. 08/11/1879 Fort McKavett, Texas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 near Petersburg, Virginia.
ivil War Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was James Brown. He entered the Union Army in Brooklyn New York and served as a Sergeant in Company K, 158th New York Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on April 2, 1865 near Petersburg (Battery Gregg), Virginia. His citation reads “Carried the colors in advance of the line of battle, the flagstaff being shot off while he was planting it on the parapet of the fort.” He was originally buried in the Post Cemetery at Fort McKavett, Texas. He received his Medal on May 12, 1865.
Carried the colors in advance of the line of battle, the flagstaff being shot off while he was planting it on the parapet of the fort.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
SECTION E, SITE 889.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.