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Medal Of Honor
Transcript of Medal Of Honor
Sergeant at New Market, VA on May 15, 1864. He got awarded on November 20, 1896. He rallied a few men to the support of colors, in danger of capture and bore them to a place of safety. One of his fellow soldiers was severely wounded and Sgt. Burns went back a hundred yards the face of the enemy's fire and carried the wounded man from the field.
What is The Medal of Honor?
The Medal of Honor is the highest U.S military decoration. It is awarded by The President of The United States of America in the name of Congress. Awarded to the member of armed forces for bravery in combat at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
About James M. Burns
He was born on August 9th, 1845 in Wells Township, Ohio. He died on October 30th, 1910 at the age of 65. He has served for 37 years (1862-1899). After the war he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S Army and ranked Lieutenant Colonel. He also served in the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War, until he retired in 1899.
Medal Of Honor
By: Suraya Hutson
The Medal of Honor was created in 1861 in the Early American Civil War. There have been a total of 3,468 people who have been awarded with the Medal of Honor.
"Medal of Honor Recipients | Center of Military History." Medal of Honor Recipients | Center of Military History. Web. 18 May 2014.