James R. Durham – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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Born in what is now West Virginia on February 7, 1833, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as Second Lieutenant, Company E, 12th West Virginia Volunter Infantry at Winchester, Virginia, on June 14, 1863. The Medal was actaully issued to him on March 6, 1890.

He died on August 6, 1904 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Annie M. Clarke Durham (1838-1912), and his daughter, Mary C. Durham (died 1904) are buried with him.


DURHAM, JAMES R.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company E, 12th West Virginia Infantry. Place and date: At Winchester, Virginia, 14 June 1863. Entered service at: Clarksburg, West Virginia. Born: 7 February 1833, Richmond, West Virginia. Date of issue: 6 March 1890.

Citation: Led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded.

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DURHAM, JAS R

  • 1ST LT CO E 12 WV INF
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/06/1904
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S/DIV  SITE 1435
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DURHAM, ANNIE WIDOW OF JAMES R

  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/29/1917
  • BURIED AT: SECTION SDIV/  SITE LOT 1435
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DURHAM, MARY C D/O JAMES

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/06/1904
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 1435
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

 

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