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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


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.


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