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

James Mifflin

Details
  • Rank: Engineer's Cook
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Brooklyn
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Stationed in the immediate vicinity of the shell whips, which were twice cleared of men by bursting shells, Mifflin remained steadfast at his post and performed his duties in the powder division throughout the furious action which resulted in the surrender of the prize ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1839, Richmond, VA, United States
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