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JAMES, MILES

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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 of the enemy's works.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: First Sergeant) Company B, 36th U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Princess Anne County, Virginia

Citation

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 of the enemy's works.