PURMAN, JAMES J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Lieutenant, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Greene County, Pa.

Birth:   ?. Dare of issue: 30 October 1896.

Citation:   Voluntarily assisted a wounded comrade to a place of apparent safety while the enemy were in close proximity; he received the fire of the enemy and a wound which resulted in the amputation of his left leg.

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)