of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Ireland. Accredited
To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with
the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Although knocked down and seriously
wounded in the head, Doolen refused to leave his station as shot and shell passed. Calm
and courageous, he rendered gallant service throughout the prolonged battle which resulted
in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on
Fort Morgan despite the enemy's heavy return fire.
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