James Madison (“Madison”) Cutts Jr. b. 20 Oct 1837 Washington, D.C., USA m. Mary Elizabeth Wheeler 10 Jul 1872 St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. by Father McGuire d. 24 Feb 1903 (age 65 yrs) bur. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
"[Triple] Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Rank and Organization: Captain, 11th U.S. Infantry. Place and Date: At Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Petersburg, Va., 1864. Entered Service At: Illinois. Birth: Washington, D.C. Date of Issue: 2 May 1891. Citation: Gallantry in actions. He died on February 24, 1903 and was buried in Section 3 of a National Cemetery.). Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3 Lot 1371-SS" [Arlington National Cemetery Web Page] "Book: Hero of the Republic: The Biography of Triple Medal of Honor Winner, James Madison Cutts, Jr. by Bing G. Spitler Hero of the Republic is the biography of triple Medal of Honor winner, James Madison Cutts, Jr. A gallant officer on the staff of General Ambrose E. Burnside, Madison was court-martialed for looking at a woman undressing in a hotel, publicly disgraced, and sentenced to be dismissed from the service. President Lincoln, seeing treachery and jealousy in his court-martial, gave him a personal reprimand and sent him back to his unit with the Army of the Potomac. Determined to regain his honor or die trying, Madison distinguished himself at the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg to such a degree that he was universally acclaimed as a hero of the Republic. For conspicuous gallantry in battle, he was awarded a triple Medal of Honor." [White Mane Publishing Co.; (June 18, 2001), ISBN: 1572492228] “Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army: Born in Washington, D.C. in 1838 he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as Captain, 11th United States Infantry, at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864. The Medal was actually issued on May 2, 1891. He died on February 24, 1903 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His grandson [? – James Madison Cutts III was his son according to Hero of the Republic: Triple Medal of Honor Winner James Madison Cutts, Jr., by Bing G. Spitler; Burd Street Press, 2001.], James Madison Cutts III (April 5, 1891-June 8, 1951)