Adams, James Frank, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal (Cavalry)
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
0-Cavalry (CSA)
Last MOS Group
Primary Unit
1861-1865, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1861 - 1865

Corporal (Cavalry)

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Adams, James Frank (MOH), CPL USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Harveytown, West Virginia
Last Address
Harveytown, West Virginia

Date of Passing
Mar 12, 1922
Location of Interment
Oaklawn Memorial Park - Barboursville, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Lot 160, Space 1

 Official Badges 

Grand Army of the Republic Badge

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1864, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1865, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company D, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry, enlisting at age 17 on September 12, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for capturing the State flag of the 14th Virginia (CSA) Cavalry at Nineveh, Virginia, on November 12 1864. He himself was captured during the war, and spent some time as a prisoner of the Confederates. His Medal was awarded to him on November 26, 1864, and he was honorably mustered out of service on July 25, 1865. Private Adams has the distinction of being the first alphabetically in the official list of Civil War Medal of Honor recipients. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Union Army
  1861-1865, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1862 Civil War/First Battle of Kernstown
  1862-1862 Civil War/Battle of Port Republic
  1862-1862 Civil War/Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas
  1862-1862 Civil War/Battle of Chantilly
  1862-1862 Civil War/Battle of Antietam
  1863-1863 Gettysburg Campaign (1863)/Battle of Gettysburg
  1864-1864 Civil War/Battle of Cedar Creek
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