of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836 New York. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama
off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the No. 2 gun during this bitter
engagement, Perry exhibited marked coolness and good conduct under the enemy fire and was
recommended for gallantry by his divisional officer.
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