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CMOHS.org - Seaman SMITH, JAMES, U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

SMITH, JAMES

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1838, Hawaiian Islands
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

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