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

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