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CMOHS.org - Seaman IRLAM, JOSEPH, U.S. Navy

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IRLAM, JOSEPH

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, England
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: New York
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IRLAM, JOSEPH Photo
 
Citation

Stationed at the wheel on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When heavy enemy fire struck down several men at their guns and replacements were not available, Irlam voluntarily released 2 men who were stationed with him and carried on at the wheel with the assistance of only one of the crew throughout the furious battle.