James Glas Grindlay (1840 - 1907)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States
Cause of death: car accident
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The first to enter the enemy's works, where he captured 2 flags.

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James Glas Grindlay (February 14, 1840 – October 19, 1907) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of Five Forks. He served with the 146th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and rose to become commander of that unit for the last year of the war. He twice briefly led his brigade after his superior officers became casualties, and was brevetted brigadier general shortly before the end of the conflict.

After the war, Grindlay lived in Utica, New York. He married twice, first to a Miss Anderson from Boonville and second to Mary Peckham from Utica. He was active in the Loyal Legion veterans' group and was president of the V Corps Veteran Association.[1] In 1874 and 1875 he served as the U.S. consul to Kingston, Jamaica,[2] and from 1891 onwards he worked at the New York State Comptroller's office in Albany.[7] Grindlay died in a car accident in Troy, New York, at age 67[1] and was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica

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Col. James G. Grindlay, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1840
1840
Edinburgh, Scotland
1881
1881
Age 41
1907
1907
Age 67
Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States
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Forest Hill Cemetery Utica Oneida County New York