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James E. Croft
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Born: November 13, 1833(1833-11-13)
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Died: May 26, 1914 (aged 80)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Private
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Unit: Battery 12, Wisconsin Light Artillery
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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James E. Croft (November 13, 1833 – May 26, 1914) was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Allatoona.

Croft was born in England November 13, 1833. His official residence was listed as Janesville, Wisconsin.[1] He died at age 80 and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville. His grave can be found in block 99, lot 7, grave 1.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[]


For extraordinary heroism on 5 October 1864, while serving with Battery 12, Wisconsin Light Artillery, in action at Allatoona, Georgia. Private Croft took the place of a gunner who had been shot down and inspired his comrades by his bravery and effective gunnery, which contributed largely to the defeat of the enemy.

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients
  • List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F


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  2. James E. Croft at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2009-08-24