of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quarter Gunner, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, England. Accredited
To: Maryland. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served as quarter gunner on board the U.S.S. Tacony during the taking of Plymouth,
N.C., 31 October 1864. Carrying out his duties faithfully during the capture of Plymouth,
Tallentine distinguished himself by a display of coolness when he participated in landing
and spiking a 9-inch gun while under devastating fire from enemy musketry. Tallentine
later gave his life while courageously engaged in storming Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
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