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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster BROWN, JAMES, U.S. Navy

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BROWN, JAMES

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1826 Rochester, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 32
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Albatross during action against Fort De Russy in the Red River Area on 4 May 1863. After the steering wheel and wheel ropes had been shot away by rebel fire, Brown stood on the gun platform of the quarterdeck, exposing himself to a close fire of musketry from the shore, and rendered invaluable assistance by his expert management of the relieving tackles in extricating the vessel from a perilous position, and thereby aided in the capture of Fort De Russy's heavyworks.