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James May Rutter
Born (1841-05-13)May 13, 1841
Died November 23, 1907(1907-11-23) (aged 66)
Place of birth Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Place of burial Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

James May Rutter (May 13, 1841 - November 23, 1907) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Rutter served in the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He received the Medal of Honor on October 30, 1896 for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.

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At great risk of his life went to the assistance of a wounded comrade, and while under fire removed him to a place of safety.[1]

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