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Surgeon James Thompson

Date of Award: November 11, 1870
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: U.S. Army

Photo of Medal of HonorBritish-born James Harry Thompson joined the U.S. Army in New York as a surgeon. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at New Bern, N.C., on March 14, 1862.

Citation: “Voluntarily reconnoitered the enemy's position and carried orders under the hottest fire.”

Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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