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CMOHS.org - Seaman DENHAM, AUSTIN, U.S. Navy

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DENHAM, AUSTIN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1849, England
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: New York
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DENHAM, AUSTIN Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Kansas near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872. Displaying great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned, Denham, by heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of life.