Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Oneida 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 onboard as the enemy fire raked her decks and penetrated her boilers, Sgt. Roantree performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Accredited to: New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: 1835, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 24, 1873, Boston, MA, United States
Buried: Calvary Cemetery (10E-S-5-5/6), Roslindale, MA, United States