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

Charles Moore

  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Kearsarge
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 19, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Cherbourg, France
Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as sponger and loader on the 11-inch pivot gun of the second division during this bitter engagement, Moore exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for gallantry under fire by the divisional officer.
Additional Details
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1835, Ireland
  • Died: March 30, 1891, Long Island City, NY, United States
  • Buried: St. Michael's Cemetery (69-16-1), East Elmhurst, NY, United States
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

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