Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Army of the James - Third Division, Eighteenth Army Corps

1862-1895 Army Medal of Honor


September 29, 1864

Courtesy: William Gladstone, Author, "Men of Color"

Private William H. Barnes

Company C. Thirty-eighth U. S. Colored Troops, among the very first to enter the rebel works, although himself previously wounded, has a medal for his gallantry.


Private James Gardiner

Company I. Thirty-sixth, U. S. Colored Troops, rushed in advance of his brigade, shot at a rebel officer, who was on the parapet cheering his men, and then ran him through with his bayonet. He will have a sergeant's warrant and a medal for gallant daring.


Sergeant James Harris

Company B, Thirty-eighth U. S. Colored Troops, has a medal for gallant conduct in the assault of the 29th instant.


Corporal Miles James

Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops, after having his arm so badly mutilated that immediate amputation was necessary, loaded and discharged his piece with one hand, and urged his men forward; this within thirty yards of the enemy's works. He has a medal and a sergeant's warrant.


First Sergeant Edward Ratcliff

Company C, Thirty-eighth U. S. Colored Troops, thrown into command of this company by the death of the officer commanding, was the first enlisted man in the enemy's works, leading his company with great gallantry for which he has a medal.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Medal Recipients | Tags: Virginia
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