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CMOHS.org - Fireman KENYON, CHARLES, U.S. Navy

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KENYON, CHARLES

Rank: Fireman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, New York
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Calena in the attack upon Drewry's Bluff, 15 May 1862. Severely burned while extricating a priming wire which had become bent and fixed in the bow gun while his ship underwent terrific shelling from the enemy, Kenyon hastily dressed his hands with cotton waste and oil and courageously returned to his gun while enemy sharpshooters in rifle pits along the banks continued to direct their fire at the men at the guns.