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CMOHS.org - Sergeant ROANTREE, JAMES S., U.S. Marine Corps

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ROANTREE, JAMES S.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 1835, Dublin, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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ROANTREE, JAMES S. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Oneida during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks and penetrated her boilers, Sgt. Roantree performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.