b. 1840 Portsmouth, New Hampshire. d. 1873 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/06/1871 Korea.
Frederick H. Franklin was born in 1840 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
He, along with Bosun's Mate Alexander MacKenzie, Marine Private John Coleman, Ordinary Seaman Samuel F. Rogers and fellow Quartermaster William Troy in the attempt to save the life of Lieutenant Hugh McKee, who was mortally wounded in the action. Lieutenant McKee was not eligible for the medal as an officer.
On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts on 11 June 1871. Assuming command of Company D, after Lt. McKee was wounded, Franklin handled the company with great credit until relieved.
BURIAL LOCATION: PROPRIETORS BURYING GROUND, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
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