James David Vernay
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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.
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.
Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew
of the steamer Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate
VERNAY, JAMES D