Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Stories of Sacrifice

or
  • Filter Recipient Database here
    • Service Branch
    • Conflict / Era
    • Additional Filters
      -  
    or

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

Robert Blake

Details
  • Rank: Contraband
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 25, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Legareville, Stono River, John's Island, South Carolina, USA
Citation
On board the U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, 25 December 1863, in an engagement with the enemy on John's Island. Serving the rifle gun, Blake, an escaped slave, carried out his duties bravely throughout the engagement, which resulted in the enemy's abandonment of positions, leaving a caisson and one gun behind.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: , SC, United States
  • Died:
Share

Questions? For More Information Contact Us!