of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839. England. Accredited
To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Wyalusing and participating in a plan to destroy the rebel
ram Albemarle in Roanoke River, 25 May 1864. Volunteering for the hazardous mission, Lloyd
participated in the transfer of two torpedoes across an island swamp. Serving as
boatkeeper, he aided in rescuing others of the party who had been detected before the plan
could be completed, but who escaped, leaving detection of the plan impossible. By his
skill and courage, Lloyd succeeded in returning to the mother ship after spending 24 hours
of discomfort in the rain and swamp.
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