PIPES, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863; At Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Green County, Pa. Date of issue: 5 April 1898.

Citation:   While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year later, at Reams Station, Va., while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering the loss of an arm.

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)