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CMOHS.org - Gunner's Mate EILERS, HENRY A., U.S. Navy

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EILERS, HENRY A.

Rank: Gunner's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1871, Newark, N.J.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 404
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Accredited To: New Jersey
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EILERS, HENRY A. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Philadelphia during the sham attack on Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., 17 September 1892. Displaying extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on this occasion, Eilers remained at his post in the magazine and stamped out the burning particles of a prematurely exploded cartridge which had blown down the chute.