of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HAYDEN, JOSEPH B.
Rank and Organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born:
1834, Maryland. Accredited To: Maryland. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, as quartermaster in charge of steering the ship into
action, during attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865. Hayden steered the ship into
position in the line of battle where she maintained a well-directed fire upon the
batteries to the left of the palisades during the initial phases of the engagement.
Although several of the enemy's shots fell over and around the vessel, the Ticonderoga
fought her guns gallantly throughout 3 consecutive days of battle until the flag was
planted on one of the strongest fortifications possessed by the rebels.
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