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

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GRIFFITHS, JOHN

Rank: Captain of the Forecastle
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1835, Wales
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865. As one of a boatcrew detailed to one of the generals on shore, Griffiths bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was one of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet.