of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837,
Philadelphia, Pa. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Richmond in the action at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, where
he was recommended for coolness and good conduct as a gun captain during that engagement
which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the destruction of Fort
Morgan. Brazell served gallantly throughout the actions with Forts Jackson and St. Philip,
the Chalmettes, batteries below Vicksburg, and was present at the surrender of New Orleans
while on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn.
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