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James Snedden

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: June 14, 1919 (69)
Place of Burial: Lexington, Holmes, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary C. Snedden

Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About James Snedden

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Musician James Snedden, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 5 June 1864, while serving with Company E, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Piedmont, Virginia. Musician Snedden left his place in the rear, took the rifle of a disabled soldier, and fought through the remainder of the action.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 11, 1897

Action Date: June 5, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Musician

Company: Company E

Division: 54th Pennsylvania Infantry

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James Snedden's Timeline

September 19, 1849
Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
June 14, 1919
Age 69
Odd Fellow Cemetery, Lexington, Holmes, Mississippi, United States