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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Benjamin F Baker

  • Rank: Coxswain (Highest Rank: Chief Master-at-Arms)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Nashville
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Baker set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin F. Baker
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin F. Baker
Additional Details
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: March 12, 1862, Dennis Port, Barnstable County, MA, United States
  • Died: May 19, 1927, Brockton, MA, United States
  • Buried: Old Swan Lake Cemetery (MH), Dennisport, MA, United States

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