Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Navy Medals of Honor, Civil War

Here is a list of navy men who received medals of honor, for the part they played in a action.  Many know their ancestor got a medal while in the navy, but couln't find out way he got it.  Now those of you who find a ancestor or a name of interest on this list well learn why.  Now there are hundreds who got medals, and of couse I can't put them all here.  If you would like me to look into a name I will be glad to, just give the title of this page and the name your lookin for, I'm sorry to say this is for the Civil War, only.

Aaron Anderson, Laldsman ( Colored ) on board of the U. S. S. Wyandank, during a boat expedition up Mattox CreekMarch 17, 1865; was reported by his commanding officer as having rendered gallant asstance, loading the howitzer while lying on his back, and then firing with such care and precision as to kill and wound many of the rebel party.

John Angling, Boy, on board of the U. S. S. Pontoosuc; commanded for gallantry, skill and coolness in action during the operattons in and about Cape Fear River, which extended from December 24, 1864 to January 24, 1865, and resulted in the captured of Fort Fisher and Wilmington.

Charles Baldwin, Coal-heaver, on board of the U. S. S. Wyalusing; volunteered May 25, 1864, in a night attempt to destroy the rebel ram Albermarle, in Roanoke River, and although it was unsuccessful, he displayed courage, zeal and unwearied exertion on the occasion.  Promoted to acting Master's Mate.

Charles Asten, Quarter-gunner, on board of the U. S. S. Signal, which vessel was attacked by field batteries and sharp-shooters and destroyed in Red River, May 5, 1864.  "He was on sick list, but did duty during the whole engagement."

Thomas C. Barton, Seaman, on board of the U. S. S. Hunchback, in the attack upon Franklin, Va., October 3, 1862; mentioned for heroic conduct.  Promoted to Acting Master's Mate.

Philip Bazaar, Ordinary seaman, on board the U. S. S. Santiago de Cuba; was one of the boat's crew detailed for General Terry.  The five men forming this boat's crew were represented to have been the only men who entered Fort Fisher in the assault from the fleet, January 15, 1865.

William Blageen, Ships Cook, on board of the U. S. S. Brooklyn in the engagement in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864;; conspicuous for bravery, performing his duty in the powder division, at a point where the ship was riddled very muck, and in the immediate viconity of the shell-whips, which were twice cleard of men by bursting shells.

Frank Bois, Quartermaster, on board of the U. S. S. Mississippi, on board of the U. S. S. Cininnati in an attack on the Vicksburg batteries, May 27, 1863;  coolness in making signals and nailing the flag to the stump of the flagstaff under a heavy fire.

Andrew Brinn, on board of the U. S. S. Mississippi, in the attack on the Port Hudson batteries, night of March 14, 1863; commanded for zeal and courage displayed in the performance of unusual and trying service whilst the vessel was aground and exposed to heavy fire.

Robert T. Clifford, Master-at-Arms, on board of the U. S. S. Monticello; volunteer for duty on four occasions of danger, and was particlarly conspicuous in charging a rebel force near New Topsail Inlet, N. C., August 22, 1863, and in destroying a rebel schooner.  Promoted to Acting Master's Mate.

William C. Connor, Boatswain's mate, on board of the U. S. S. Howquah, on the occasion of the destruction of the blockade runner Lynx, off Washington, September 25, 1864, at night.  Performed his duty faithfully under the most trying circumstances, standing firmly at his post in the midst of a cross fire from the rebel shore batteries and our own vessels.

John Copper, Quartermaster, of Acting Reaar Admiral Thatcher's staff.  During the terrific fire at Mobile, on April 226, 1865, at the risk of being blown to pieces by exploding shells, he advanced through the buring locality, rescued a wounded man from certain death, and bore him on his back to a place of safety.  Entitled to wear a bar attached to the ribbon of the medal he had already received at Mobile Bay, August 1, 1864.

The following men also received the Navy Medal of Honor.

1. Thomas Cripps, Quartermaster.
2. Cornelius Cronin, Chief Quartermaster.
3. Samuel W. Davis, Ordinarylandsman.
4. John Dempster, Cockswain.
5. Richard Dennis, Boatswain's mate.
6. William Densmore, Chief Boatswain's mate.
7. John Ditzenback, Quartermaster.
8. John Donnelly, Ordinary Seaman.
9. William Doolin, Coal-heaver.
10. Adam Duncan, Boatswain's mate.
11. James K. L. Duncan, Ordinary Seaman.
12. John H. Ferrell, Pilot.
13. Thomas Flood, Boy.
14. William J. Franks.
15. James R. Garrison, Coal-heaver.
16. Martin Freeman, Pilot.
17. Frank S. Gile, Landsman.
18. Luke M. Griswold, Ordinary Seaman.
19. Bartlett Laffey, U. S. S. Petrel.
20. John Lawson, Landsman.
21. George Wileland, Gunner's mate.

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