of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WILLIAMSON, JAMES A.
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 4th Iowa Infantry. Place and Date: At
Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., 29 December 1862. Entered Service At: Des Moines,
8 February 1829, Columbia, Adair County, Ky. Date Of Issue: 17 January 1895.
Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground
when all support had been withdrawn.
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