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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman SMITH, WALTER B., U.S. Navy

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SMITH, WALTER B.

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1827, New York
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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SMITH, WALTER B. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous at his station throughout the prolonged action, Smith rendered outstanding service at the 100-pounder rifle on the topgallant forecastle and while firing his musket into the gun ports of the rebel Tennessee.