James Alexander Williamson (1829 - 1902)

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Birthplace: Columbia, Kentucky, USA
Death: Died in Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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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led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.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

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Division: 4th Iowa Infantry

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James Alexander Williamson's Timeline

1829
February 8, 1829
Columbia, Kentucky, USA
1856
1856
Age 26
1858
1858
Age 28
1861
June 12, 1861
Age 32
1864
1864
Age 34
1902
September 7, 1902
Age 73
Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA
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Washington, District of Columbia, USA