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

Michael Aheam

Details
  • Also Known As: Ahearn, Michael
  • Rank: Paymaster's Steward
  • 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
Citation
Serving on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously, PmS. Aheam exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended by his divisional officer for gallantry under enemy fire.
Additional Details
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: , Ireland
  • Died:
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