|James E. Croft|
|Born||November 13, 1833|
|Died||May 26, 1914(aged 80)|
|Place of birth||England|
|Place of burial||Oak Hill Cemetery Janesville, Wisconsin|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Unit||12th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Croft was born in England November 13, 1833. His official residence was listed as Janesville, Wisconsin. 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.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
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.
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