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CMOHS.org - Coxswain HAMILTON, HUGH, U.S. Navy

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HAMILTON, HUGH

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1830, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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HAMILTON, HUGH Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Hamilton performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.