Monday, July 6, 2015

Army Medical Department Medal of Honor Recipient: Surgeon James Harry Thompson

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Citation: Voluntarily reconnoitered the enemy's position and carried orders under the hottest fire.

Rank and organization: Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers.
Place and date: At New Bern, N.C., 14 March 1862.
Entered service at: New York.
Birth: England.
Date of issue: 11 November 1870.

British-born James Harry Thompson joined the U.S. Army in New York as a surgeon. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at New Bern, N.C., on March 14, 1862.


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