[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
James Albert Barber[more about him]
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.
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