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CMOHS.org - Captain of the Forecastle ERICKSON, JOHN P., U.S. Navy

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ERICKSON, JOHN P.

Rank: Captain of the Forecastle
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: London, England
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: New York
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ERICKSON, JOHN P. Photo
 
Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864, to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Erickson was so severely wounded in the assault upon Fort Fisher that he was sent to the hospital at Portsmouth, Va. Erickson was recommended for his gallantry, skill, and coolness in action while under the fire of the enemy.