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

Robert Strahan

Details
  • Rank: Captain of the Top
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Kearsarge
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 19, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Cherbourg, France
Citation
Served as captain of the top on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the No. 1 gun, Strahan carried out his duties in the face of heavy enemy fire and exhibited marked coolness and good conduct throughout the engagement. Strahan was highly recommended by his division officer for his gallantry and meritorious achievements.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1836, NJ, United States
  • Died:
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
 

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