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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

Alexander Mack

  • Rank: Captain of the Top (Highest Rank: Chief Boatswain's Mate Ret.)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Brooklyn
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although wounded and sent below for treatment, Mack immediately returned to his post, took charge of his gun, and, as heavy enemy return fire continued to fall, performed his duties with skill and courage until he was again wounded and totally disabled.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: May 17, 1834, Rotterdam, Holland (The Netherlands)
  • Died: September 25, 1907, New London, CT, United States
  • Buried: St. Patrick's Cemetery (MH), Fall River, MA, United States

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