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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Daniel Atkins

  • Rank: Ship's Cook First Class (Highest Rank: Chief Commissary Steward)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Cushing
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: February 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: U.S.S. Cushing at sea

On board the U.S.S. Cushing, 11 February 1898. Showing gallant conduct, Atkins attempted to save the life of the late Ens. Joseph C. Breckenridge, U.S. Navy, who fell overboard at sea from that vessel on this date.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 18, 1866, Brunswick, Brunswick County, VA, United States
  • Died: May 11, 1923, Portsmouth, VA, United States
  • Buried: U.S. Navy Hospital Cemetery (MH), Portsmouth, VA, United States

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