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CMOHS.org - Coxswain COLBERT, PATRICK, U.S. Navy

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COLBERT, PATRICK

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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COLBERT, PATRICK Photo
 
Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Commodore Hull at the capture of Plymouth, 31 October 1864. Painfully wounded by a shell which killed the man at his side, Colbert, as captain of the forward pivot gun, remained at his post until the end of the action, braving the heavy enemy fire and appearing as cool as if at mere target practice.