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James David Vernay
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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Born at Lacon, Illinois, December 24, 1834, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving as Second Lieutenant, Company B, 11th Illinois Infantry at Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 22, 1862.

He died on July 19, 1918 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Adelaide Vernay, who died on October 22, 1920, is buried with him.


VERNAY, JAMES D.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company B, 11th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg Mississippi, 22 April 1863. Entered service at: Lacon, Marshall County, Illinois. Birth: Lacon, Illinois. Date of issue: 1 April 1898. 

Citation:

Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew of the steamer Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate batteries.


VERNAY, ADELAIDE C W/O JAMES D
DATE OF DEATH: 10/22/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION S LOC  SITE 4052
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
VERNAY, JAMES D
1ST LT   US ARMY
CIVIL WAR
DATE OF DEATH: 07/19/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4052-WS

VERNAY, JAMES D
2D LT 11 BN ILL VOL INF
DATE OF DEATH: 07/19/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4052
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY



James D. Vernay Gravesite PHOTO

Adelaide Vernay Gravesite PHOTO
Photos courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

JD Vernay Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, January 2006


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