of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, New York, N.Y. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor
and water defenses of Wilmington, N.C. 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking part in a reconnaissance
of enemy defenses which covered a period of 2 days and nights, Sullivan courageously
carried out his duties during this action, which resulted in the capture of a mail carrier
and mail, the cutting of a telegraph wire, and the capture of a large group of prisoners.
Although in immediate danger from the enemy at all times, Sullivan showed gallantry and
coolness throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information of
the rebel defenses.
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