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Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Stories of Sacrifice
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.
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