VERNAY, JAMES D. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Second Lieutenant, Company B, 11th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg Miss., 22 April 1863.

Entered service at:   Lacon, Marshall County, Ill.

Birth:   Lacon, Ill.

Date of issue:   1 April 1898.

Citation:   Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew of the steamer Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate batteries.

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)