of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, New York. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel
gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When the sponge broke,
leaving the head in the gun, and completely disabling the weapon, Price immediately
cleared it by pouring powder into the vent and blowing the sponge head out, thereafter
continuing to man the weapon until the close of the furious action which resulted in the
capture of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the infliction of damage and destruction
on Fort Morgan.
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