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James W. Larrabee
Born 1839
Died December 30, 1907 (aged 67–68)
Place of birth Rensselaer County, New York
Place of burial Meriden, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Company I, 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

James W. Larrabee (1839 – December 30, 1907) was a soldier in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Siege of Vicksburg in the American Civil War.

Larrabee joined the 55th Illinois Infantry in October 1861,[1] and was mustered out in August 1865.[2]

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Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 55th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863. Entered service at: Mendota, Ill. Birth: Rensselaer County, N.Y. Date of issue: September 2, 1893.

Medal of Honor and his portrait are available for viewing here


Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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