|Place of birth||Ireland|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Fort Hindman|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Boatswain's Mate James Byrnes (born 1838) was an Irish sailor who fought in the American Civil War. Byrnes received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Louisville during the Battle of Fort Hindman. He was honored with the award on 3 April 1863.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Byrnes was born in Ireland in 1838. He enlisted in the Navy from New York, and was assigned to the USS Louisville.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_af.html. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- "James Byrnes". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=1462. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
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