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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman ANDREWS, JOHN, U.S. Navy

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ANDREWS, JOHN

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1821, York County, Pennsylvania
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: Maryland
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Benicia in action against Korean forts on 9 and 10 June 1871. Stationed at the lead in passing the forts, Andrews stood on the gunwale on the Benicia's launch, lashed to the ridgerope. He remained unflinchingly in this dangerous position and gave his soundings with coolness and accuracy under a heavy fire.