of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
DENIG, J. HENRY
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1839, York, Pa.
Accredited To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with
the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the
loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Sgt. Denig fought his gun with
skill and courage throughout the furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of
the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
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