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James Albert Barber

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Organization:    Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
Entered Service:   Westerly, R.I.
Birth:   Westerly, R.I.
Date Medal Issued:   20 June 1866

Date of Action:   2 April 1865
Place of Action:   Petersburg, Va.

Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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