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CMOHS.org - Corporal MACKIE, JOHN F., U.S. Marine Corps

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MACKIE, JOHN F.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 1836, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 17
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Accredited To: New York
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MACKIE, JOHN F. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack on Fort Darling at Drewry's Bluff, James River, on 15 May 1862. As enemy shellfire raked the deck of his ship, Corporal Mackie fearlessly maintained his musket fire against the rifle pits along the shore and, when ordered to fill vacancies at guns caused by men wounded and killed in action, manned the weapon with skill and courage.