of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
VERNEY, JAMES W.
Rank and Organization: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834 Maine. Accredited
To: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served as chief quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort
Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties
faithfully throughout this period, Verney was recommended for gallantry and skill and for
his cool courage while under fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
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