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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman SWEENEY, ROBERT, U.S. Navy

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SWEENEY, ROBERT

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1853 Montreal, Canada
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 326
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Accredited To: New Jersey
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Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge, at Hampton Roads, Va., 26 October 1881, Sweeney jumped overboard and assisted in saving from drowning a shipmate who had fallen overboard into a strongly running tide. SECOND AWARD Serving on board the U.S.S. Jamestown, at the Navy Yard New York, 20 December 1883, Sweeney rescued from drowning A. A. George, who had fallen overboard from that vessel.