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CMOHS.org - Seaman BARTON, THOMAS, U.S. Navy

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BARTON, THOMAS

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1831, Cleveland, Ohio
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
Date of Issue: 04/03/1863
Accredited To: Ohio
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Hunchback in the attack on Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. When an ignited shell, with cartridge attached, fell out of the howitzer upon the deck, S/man Barton promptly seized a pail of water and threw it upon the missile, thereby preventing it from exploding.