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PURMAN, JAMES

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Voluntarily assisted a wounded comrade to a place of apparent safety while the enemy were in close proximity; he received the fire of the enemy and a wound which resulted in the amputation of his left leg.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Greene County, Pennsylvania

Citation

Voluntarily assisted a wounded comrade to a place of apparent safety while the enemy were in close proximity; he received the fire of the enemy and a wound which resulted in the amputation of his left leg.