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

Louis G Chaput

  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Lackawanna
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Severely wounded, Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon, and returned to his gun until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action, which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1845, Canada
  • Died: April 17, 1916, Montreal, Canada
  • Buried: Cimetiere Notre Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Canada

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