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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1824 Ireland.  d. ?

 

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Little is known about Irish born recipient, James Haley.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served as captain of the forecastle on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of a gun during the bitter engagement, Haley exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly commended by his division officer for his gallantry and meritorious achievement under enemy fire.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

James Haley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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