Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Truett performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious two-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Accredited to: Maryland
Awarded Posthumously: No
Presentation Date & Details: October 24, 1865
Born: July 4, 1833, Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD, United States
Died: December 5, 1898, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, United States