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CMOHS.org - Coxswain WAGG, MAURICE, U.S. Navy

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WAGG, MAURICE

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1837, England
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous task of rescuing the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Wagg distinguished himself by meritorious conduct during this operation.