JAMES, MILES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company B, 36th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 30 September 1864. Entered service at: Norfolk, Va.

Birth:   Princess Anne County, Va.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Having had his arm mutilated, making immediate amputation necessary, he loaded and discharged his piece with one hand and urged his men forward; this within 30 yards of the enemy's works.

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)