James R. Durham
First Lieutenant, United States Army
in what is now West Virginia on February 7, 1833, he earned the 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
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.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
Updated: 25 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 28 January 2007