of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CHAPUT, LOUIS G.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Canada. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel
gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Severely wounded,
Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon and returned to his gun
until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action which resulted
in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
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