CIVILIAN MEDAL OF HONOR Recipients

CIVILIAN MEDAL OF HONOR Recipients

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US NAVY

CIVILIAN MARTIN FREEMAN

    Rank and Organization: Pilot, U.S. Navy. Entered Service At: Louisiana. Born: 18 May 1814, Germany. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.

    As pilot of the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during action against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, Freeman calmly remained at his station in the maintop and skillfully piloted the ships into the bay. He rendered gallant service throughout the prolonged battle in which the rebel gunboats were captured or driven off, the prize ram Tennessee forced to surrender, and the fort successfully attacked.

    SOURCE: http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1862_cwa/freeman_martin.html

    Birth:   May 18, 1814

    Death:  Sep. 11, 1894
    Pascagoula
    Jackson County
    Mississippi, USA

    Buried: Greenwood Cemetery
    Pascagoula
    Jackson County
    Mississippi


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