of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born:
1832, Ireland. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
As seaman on board the U.S.S. Calena in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Serving gallantly during this fierce battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram
Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan. Gardner behaved with conspicuous coolness under
the fire of the enemy.
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