of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GARRISON, JAMES R.
Rank and Organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Poughkeepsie,
N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during successful engagements against Fort
Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. When a shell
struck his foot and severed one of his toes, Garrison remained at his station at the shell
whip and, after crudely bandaging the wound, continued to perform his duties until
severely wounded by another shellburst.
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