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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1844 England.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/04/1872 Greytown, Nicaragua.

 

Hill was born 1844 in England and after immigrating to the United States he joined the navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Kansas (1863) as chief quarter gunner when, on April 12, 1872 several members of the crew were drowning. For his actions received the Medal of Honor July 9, 1872.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas, Hill displayed great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned, near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872, and by extraordinary heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of life

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

George Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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