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Maurice Wagg

  • Rank: Coxswain (Highest Rank: Master's Mate)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Rhode Island
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 31, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA

Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous task of rescuing the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Wagg distinguished himself by meritorious conduct during this operation.

Medal of Honor Recipient Maurice Wagg
Medal of Honor Recipient Maurice Wagg
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: July 23, 1840, England
  • Died: June 22, 1926, London, England
  • Buried: East London Cemetery (Grave 14951, Square 37), London (Plaiston), England

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