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

Patrick Dougherty

Details
  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Lackawanna
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation
As a landsman on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna, Dougherty acted gallantly without orders when the powder boy at his gun was disabled under the heavy enemy fire, and maintained a supply of powder throughout the prolonged action. Dougherty also aided in the attacks on Fort Morgan and in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1844, Ireland
  • Died:
 

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