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James Frank Adams
[[Image:File:Armymoh.jpg|center|200px|border]]James Frank Adams, Medal of Honor recipient
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Born: August 26, 1844(1844-08-26)
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Died: March 12, 1922 (aged 77)
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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: 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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James Frank Adams (August 26, 1844 – March 12, 1922) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

Adams was born in Cabell County, West Virginia. While a Private in the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, he captured the flag of the 14th Virginia Cavalry during an engagement on November 12, 1864 at Nineveh, Virginia. His Medal of Honor citation was issued two weeks later.

He died at age 77 and was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Barboursville, West Virginia.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. Place and date: At Nineveh, Va., November 12, 1864. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Cabell County, Va. Date of issue: November 26, 1864.


Capture of State flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.)[1]

See also[]

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


  1. ""JAMES FRANK ADAMS" entry". Medal of Honor Recipients: Civil War (A-L). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2007. 


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