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Drury, James John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. C, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 10/27/63, reen 12/15/63, pr SGT 6/18/64, comn 2LT, 6/4/65 (6/17/65), m/o 7/26/65 as SGT (Medal of Honor)

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VITALS

Birth: 1835, County Clare, Ireland
Death: 1919

Burial: St. Peters Cemetery, Lovilia, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kent Kooi
Findagrave Memorial #: 7073174

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Jane, 3/24/1920, IA
Portrait?: Findagrave, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Cathy Antle, Locust Grove, OK

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

St. Peter Cemetery, Lovilia, IA

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Medal of Honor

This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

James Drury

Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Co. C, 4th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Weldon Railroad, VA, 23 June 1864.
Entered service at: Chester.
Born: Ireland, 15 Aug 1835.
Died: 25 Dec 1919, Lovilia, Iowa.
Buried: Saint Peter Cemetery, Lovilia, IA
Date of Issue: 18 Jan 1893.
Citation: Saved the colors of his regiment when it was surrounded by a much larger force of the enemy and after the greater part of the regiment had been killed or captured.

Portrait

Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

See findagrave.com

See also: Beyer and Keydel, 368.

NARA File Number: R&P 169069.

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