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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman READ, CHARLES, U.S. Navy

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READ, CHARLES

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840 Cambridge, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

As seaman on board the U.S.S. Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865. Serving with the Army in charge of Navy howitzers during the attack on St. Marks and throughout this fierce engagement, Read made remarkable efforts in assisting transport of the gun, and his coolness and determination in courageously standing by his gun while under the fire of the enemy were a credit to the service to which he belonged.