CROSS, JAMES E. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company K, 12th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Blackburns Ford, Va., 18 July 1861. Entered service at: ?.

Birth:   Darien, N.Y.

Date of issue:   5 April 1898.

Citation:   With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)