of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ELSON, JAMES M.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company C, lowa Infantry. Place and Date:
At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered Service At: Shells burg, lowa. Birth:
Coshocton, Ohio. Date of Issue: 12 September 1891.
Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to
plant them on the enemy's works.
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