of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Hold, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841 Jersey
City, N.J. Accredited To: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 84, 3 October 1867.
On board the U.S.S. Nereus during the attack on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865. Kane,
as captain of the hold, displayed outstanding skill and courage as his ship maintained its
well-directed fire against fortifications on shore despite the enemy's return fire. When a
rebel steamer was discovered in the river back of the fort, the Nereus, with forward rifle
guns trained, drove the ship off at the third fire. The gallant ship's participation
contributed to the planting of the flag on one of the strongest fortifications possessed
by the rebels.
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