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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.



James R. Durham Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

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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