WILLIAMSON, JAMES A. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Colonel, 4th lowa Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., 29 December 1862.

Entered service at:   Des Moines, lowa. Born: 8 February 1829, Columbia, Adair County, Ky.

Date of issue:   17 January 1895.

Citation:   Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.

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)