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CMOHS.org - Landsman BRUTSCHE, HENRY, U.S. Navy

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BRUTSCHE, HENRY

Rank: Landsman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1846, Philadelphia, Pa.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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BRUTSCHE, HENRY Photo
 
Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, N.C., 31 October 1864. Carrying out his duties faithfully during the capture of Plymouth, Brutsche distinguished himself by a display of coolness when he participated in landing and spiking a 9-inch gun while under a devastating fire from enemy musketry.