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Drury, James John


Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. C, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 10/27/63, reen 12/15/63, pr SGT 6/18/64, comn 2LT, 6/4/65 (6/17/65), m/o 7/26/65 as SGT (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 1835, County Clare, Ireland
Death: 1919

Burial: St. Peters Cemetery, Lovilia, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kent Kooi
Findagrave Memorial #: 7073174


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Jane, 3/24/1920, IA
Portrait?: Findagrave, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Cathy Antle, Locust Grove, OK

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St. Peter Cemetery, Lovilia, IA

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

James Drury

Rank and Organization:Sergeant, Co. C, 4th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Weldon Railroad, VA, 23 June 1864.
Entered service at: Chester.
Born: Ireland, 15 Aug 1835.
Died: 25 Dec 1919, Lovilia, Iowa.
Buried: Saint Peter Cemetery, Lovilia, IA
Date of Issue: 18 Jan 1893.
Citation: Saved the colors of his regiment when it was surrounded by a much larger force of the enemy and after the greater part of the regiment had been killed or captured.


VHS - Reunion Society Collection

See also: Beyer and Keydel, 368.
NARA File Number: R&P 169069.