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CMOHS.org - Coxswain SMITH, CHARLES H., U.S. Navy

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SMITH, CHARLES H.

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1826, Maine
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: Maine
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on December 30, 1862. After the Monitor sprang a leak and went down, Smith courageously risked his life in a gallant attempt to rescue members of the crew. Although he, too, lost his life during the hazardous operation, he had made every effort possible to save the lives of his fellow men.