| IOOF Cemetery|
Medal of Honor
1863 - 1865
| February 4, 1844
Decatur County, Indiana (1844-02-04) |
United States of America
March 6, 1923, Maramec, Oklahoma, United States
3rd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
United States Army
James Dunlavy Wikipedia
Private James Dunlavy (February 4, 1844 to March 6, 1923) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Dunlavy received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for capturing Maj. Gen. John S. Marmaduke at the Battle of Mine Creek on 25 October 1864. He was honored with the award on 4 April 1865.
Dunlavy was born in Decatur County, Indiana on 4 February 1844. He joined the 3rd Iowa Cavalry in November 1863. Though he still had 8 months to serve when he captured Marmaduke in October 1864, as a reward he was given a furlough for the remainder of his service commitment. He was mustered out with his regiment in August 1865. He died on 6 March 1923 and his remains are interred at the IOOF Cemetery in Maramec, Oklahoma.
Gallantry in capturing Gen. Marmaduke.