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

Mark G Ham

  • Rank: Carpenter's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Kearsarge
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 19, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Cherbourg, France
Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Performing his duties intelligently and faithfully, Ham distinguished himself in the face of the bitter enemy fire and was highly commended by his divisional officer.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1820, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, NH, United States
  • Died: March 11, 1869, Portsmouth, NH, United States
  • Buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery (MH), Portsmouth, NH, United States

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