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CMOHS.org - Coxswain BETHAM, ASA, U.S. Navy

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BETHAM, ASA

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1838, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864, to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully during this period, Betham was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.