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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

James Harvey Bennett

  • Also Known As: Quirk, John B.
  • Rank: Chief Boatswain's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Marblehead
  • 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. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: April 5, 1851, Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY, United States
  • Died: November 22, 1900, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, NY, United States

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