James Robert Evans


Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 62d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: February 25, 1895.


Went out in front of the line under a fierce fire and, in the face of the rapidly advancing enemy, rescued the regimental flag with which the color bearer had fallen.


Taken in the First Reformed Church Cemetery. aka: Pompton Plains Reformed Church Cemetery.  Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Morris County. N.J. and was submitted by Fred Otto.

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