of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Upster, N.Y. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Minnesota, in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January
1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Mills charged up to
the palisades and, when more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and
retreated on the run, risked his life to remain with a wounded officer. With the enemy
concentrating his fire on the group, he waited until after dark before assisting the
wounded man from the field.
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