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

Michael Huskey

  • Rank: Fireman (Highest Rank: Fireman First Class)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Carondelet
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deer Creek Expedition, Mississippi, USA

Fireman on board the U.S.S. Carondelet, Deer Creek Expedition, March 1863. Carrying out his duties gallantly, Huskey volunteered to aid in the rescue of the tug Ivy under the fire of the enemy, and set forth general meritorious conduct during this hazardous mission.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1841, Niagara County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 21, 1864, Memphis, TN, United States

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