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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1844 New Orleans, Lousiana. d. 27/05/1919 King's County, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/01/1874 USS Benicia.

                                           27/04/1876 USS Plymouth.

 

US Navy Peacetime Double Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He is one of only 19 servicemen to be awarded two Medals of Honor, and one of only 14 to be awarded the Medal twice for two separate actions. He was serving Captain of the Mizzen Top in the United States Navy he was awarded his first CMOH on March 23, 1876.

 

He was awarded his second CMOH less than 3 months later, on June 9, 1876, for rescuing another crew member from drowning.

 

MOH CITATIONS:

 

First Award

For gallant conduct in jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Benicia, at sea, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel on 11 January 1874.

 

Second Award

For gallant conduct in jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Plymouth, at sea, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel on 27 April 1876.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Diamond Section, Range D, Grave 132

Buried in group grave, marker reads McCue (Cemetery has a one marker rule so he is not eligible for an individual marker)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Albert Weisbogel