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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Marine Corps

Michael Hudson

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Brooklyn
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked the decks, Sgt. Hudson fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious two-hour battle, which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1834, County Sligo, Ireland
  • Died: December 28, 1891
  • Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery (MH) ©, Charlotte, MI, United States
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