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

David Johnson Naylor

Details
  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Oneida
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation
Served on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Acting as powder boy at the 30-pounder Parrott rifle, Naylor had his passing box shot from his hands and knocked overboard where it fell into one of the Galena's boats which was under the bow. Jumping overboard, Naylor recovered his box, returned to his station, and continued to carry out his courageous actions throughout the engagement, which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 14, 1843, Thompsonville, Sullivan County, NY, United States
  • Died: February 7, 1926, Potter Hill, RI, United States
  • Buried: River Bend Cemetery (MH), Westerly, RI, United States
 

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