Born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service during the Civil War while serving in Company B, 38th U.S. Colored Troops at New Market Heights, Virginia, on September 29, 1864. The Medal was actually issued to him on February 18, 1874.
He died on January 28, 1898 and was buried in Section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery.
HARRIS, JAMES H.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 38th U.S. Colored Troops. Place and date: At New Market Heights, Virginia., 29 September 1864. Entered service at:——. Birth: St. Marys County, Maryland. Date of issue: 18 February 1874.
Gallantry in the assault.
HARRIS, JAMES H
SGT US ARMY
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/28/1898
- BURIED AT: SECTION 27 SITE 985-H
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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