of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
KINNAIRD, SAMUEL W.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, New York, N.Y. ,Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served as a landsman on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against
Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Showing a
presence of mind and cheerfulness that had much to do with maintaining the crew's morale,
Kinnaird served gallantly through the action which resulted in the capture of the prize
rebel ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
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