GARDINER, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company I, 36th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at:?.

Birth:   Gloucester, Va.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Rushed in advance of his brigade, shot a rebel officer who was on the parapet rallying his men, and then ran him through with his bayonet.

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)