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Interim 1865 - 1870 - U.S. Navy

Patrick Mullen

Details
  • Also Known As: Mullin, Patrick
  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1865 - 1870
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Don
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 1, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off the coast of Virginia, Virginia, USA
Citation

Second Award: Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Don, 1 May 1865. Engaged in picking up the crew of Picket Launch No. 6, which had swamped. Mullen, seeing an officer who at that time was no longer able to keep up and was below the surface of the water, jumped overboard and brought the officer to the boat, thereby rescuing him from drowning, which brave action entitled him to wear a bar on the medal he had already received at Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: May 6, 1844, Ireland
  • Died: February 14, 1897
  • Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery (PM) (K-57), Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Location of Medal: American Numismatic Society, New York, NY
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