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CMOHS.org - Boatswain's Mate BYRNES, JAMES, U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

BYRNES, JAMES

Rank: Boatswain's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1838, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Louisville. Carrying out his duties through the thick of battle and acting as captain of a 9-inch gun, Brynes consistently showed "Attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action against the enemy."