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

Patrick Mullen

Details
  • Also Known As: Mullin, Patrick
  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Wyandank
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 17, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mattox Creek, Virginia, USA
Citation
First Award: Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. Rendering gallant assistance to his commanding officer, Mullen, lying on his back, loaded the howitzer and then fired so carefully as to kill and wound many rebels, causing their retreat.
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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