About James Alexander Williamson
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Colonel James Alexander Williamson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1862, while serving with 4th Iowa Infantry, in action at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi. Colonel Williamson led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.
General Orders: Date of Issue: January 17, 1895
Action Date: December 29, 1862
Division: 4th Iowa Infantry