of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: First Class Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833,
Brooklyn, N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson, 14 March 1863.
Damaged by a 6-inch solid rifle shot which shattered the starboard safety-valve chamber
and also damaged the port safety-valve, the fireroom of the Richmond immediately became
filled with steam to place it in an extremely critical condition. Acting courageously in
this crisis, McClelland persisted in penetrating the steam-filled room in order to haul
the hot fires of the furnaces and continued this gallant action until the gravity of the
situation had lessened.
Citation Courtesy of www.HomeOfHeroes.com
Of Honor Special Sections
of the MOH
Each of the
individual citations in this section should be printable as a single, full page similar to
the one at right. If you have any problems getting a finished page like the one
shown, click on it to access our PRINT HELPS page.