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James G. Grindlay

Born: Feb 14, 1840

Death: Oct 19, 1907

Birthplace: Edinburgh

Nationality: United States

James G. Grindlay

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1840
Date of Death : Oct 19, 1907
Birth Place : Edinburgh

James Glas Grindlay was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of Five Forks. He served with the 146th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and rose to become commander of that unit for the last year of the war. He twice briefly led his brigade after his superior officers became casualties, and was brevetted brigadier general shortly before the end of the conflict.

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