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CMOHS.org - Coal Heaver GARRISON, JAMES R., U.S. Navy

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GARRISON, JAMES R.

Rank: Coal Heaver
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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GARRISON, JAMES R. Photo
 
Citation

On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during successful engagements against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. When a shell struck his foot and severed one of his toes, Garrison remained at his station at the shell whip and, after crudely bandaging the wound, continued to perform his duties until severely wounded by another shellburst.