of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ERICKSON, JOHN P.
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Birth:
London, England. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington,
24 December 1864, to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this
period, Erickson was so severely wounded in the assault upon Fort Fisher that he was sent
to the hospital at Portsmouth, Va. Erickson was recommended for his gallantry, skill, and
coolness in action while under the fire of the enemy.
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