of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
MORGAN, JAMES H.
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, New
York. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and
gunboats and with the Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship
and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks Morgan fought his gun
with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender
of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort
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