of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BASS, DAVID L.
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Ireland. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January
1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, S/man Bass advanced to
the top of the sand hill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire
which killed and wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men
became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark,
when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms, and its colors.
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