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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 01/07/1840 ?  d. 15/04/1894 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/09/1864 USS Montauk.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Joseph Horton. He served in the Union Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor when his ship was off Port Royal, South Carolina.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served as gunner's mate on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864. During the night of 21 September 1864, when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of the vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Horton rushed into the cabin, obtained the magazine keys, sprang into the lightroom and began passing out combustibles, including the box of signals in which the fire originated.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CYPRESS HILLS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Section 5, Lot 175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Horton

(Gunners Mate)

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