of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
YOUNG, EDWARD B.
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Bergan, N.J. Accredited
To: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Calena during the attack on enemy forts at Mobile Bay, 5 August
1864. Securely lashed to the side of the Oneida which had suffered the loss of her
steering apparatus and an explosion of her boiler from enemy fire, the Calena aided the
stricken vessel past the enemy forts to safety. Despite heavy damage to his ship from
raking enemy fire, Young performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the
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