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CMOHS.org - Captain of the Forecastle HALEY, JAMES, U.S. Navy

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HALEY, JAMES

Rank: Captain of the Forecastle
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1824, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Ohio
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Citation

Served as captain of the forecastle on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of a gun during the bitter engagement, Haley exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly commended by his division officer for his gallantry and meritorious achievement under enemy fire.