|James B. Thompson|
|Died||August 31, 1875|
|Place of birth||Juniata County, Pennsylvania|
|Buried at||Port Royal, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles|
Battle of Gettysburg|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
James B. Thompson (1843 - August 31, 1875) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Thompson received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Thompson's medal was won for capturing the flag of the Confederate's 15th Georgia Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. He was honored with the award on December 1, 1864.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant James B. Thompson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 July 1863, while serving with Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (Confederate States of America).
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References[edit | edit source]
- "James B. Thompson". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=1530. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- "Civil War (S-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#THOMPSONJB. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
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