of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838,
Prussia. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Summers served on board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga in the attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15
January 1865. The ship took position in the line of battle and maintained a well-directed
fire upon the batteries to the left of the palisades during the initial phase of the
engagement. Although several of the enemy's shots fell over and around the vessel, the
Ticonderoga fought her guns gallantly throughout 3 consecutive days of battle until the
flag was planted on one of the strongest fortifications possessed by the rebels.
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