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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster STEVENS, DANIEL D., U.S. Navy

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STEVENS, DANIEL D.

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, Sagnange, Tenn.
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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STEVENS, DANIEL D. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Canonicus during attacks on Fort Fisher, on 13 January 1865. As the Canonicus moved into position at 700 yards from shore, the enemy troops soon obtained her range and opened with heavy artillery fire, subjecting her to several hits and near misses until late in the afternoon when the heavier ships coming into line drove them into their bombproofs. Twice during the battle, in which his ship sustained 36 hits, the flag was shot away and gallantly replaced by Stevens.