Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
As seaman on board the U.S.S. Galena in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Serving gallantly during this fierce battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan, Gardner behaved with conspicuous coolness under the fire of the enemy.
Accredited to: New York, New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: 1832, Ireland
Location of Medal:
Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC