EVANS, JAMES R. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company H, 62d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   25 February 1895.

Citation:   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.

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)