James H. Harris
Sergeant, United States Army
in St. Mary's County, Maryland, he was awarded theMedal
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.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
Updated: 29 September 2000 Updated: 10 November 2001 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 29 November 2006