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

James H Morgan

Details
  • Also Known As: Creevey, James H.
  • Rank: Captain of the Top
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Richmond
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation
As a captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Morgan fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious two-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1840, NY, United States
  • Died: April 6, 1877
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (1st) (8-37-EE-11), Woodside, NY, United States
 

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