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Korean Campaign 1871 - U.S. Navy

Cyrus Hayden

  • Rank: Carpenter
  • Conflict/Era: Korean Campaign 1871
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Colorado
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 11, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Korean Forts, Korea
On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Serving as color bearer of the battalion, Hayden planted his flag on the ramparts of the citadel and protected it under a heavy fire from the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Cyrus Hayden
Medal of Honor Recipient Cyrus Hayden
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1843, York, York County, ME, United States
  • Died:

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