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CMOHS.org - Captain of the Top BICKFORD, JOHN F., U.S. Navy

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BICKFORD, JOHN F.

Rank: Captain of the Top
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1843, Tremont, Maine
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Maine
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BICKFORD, JOHN F. Photo
 
Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as the first loader of the pivot gun during this bitter engagement Bickford exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire by his divisional officer.