ELISION, JAMES M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

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.

Citation:   Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)