About James Sumner
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James Sumner, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 20 October 1869, while serving with Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry, in action at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory.
General Orders: Date of Issue: February 14, 1870
Action Date: October 20, 1869
Company: Company G
Division: 1st U.S. Cavalry