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CMOHS.org - Coxswain PRICE, EDWARD, U.S. Navy

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PRICE, EDWARD

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, New York
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When the sponge broke, leaving the head in the gun, and completely disabling the weapon, Price immediately cleared it by pouring powder into the vent and blowing the sponge head out, thereafter continuing to man the weapon until the close of the furious action which resulted in the capture of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the infliction of damage and destruction on Fort Morgan.