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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 06/10/1850 Portland, Maine. d. 06/09/1905 Portland, Maine.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/12/1864 - 22/01/1865 USS Pontoosuc.

 

Anglin volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy and was assigned as a Cabin Boy to the Union side-wheel gunboat USS Pontoosuc (1864). His enlistment is credited to the state of Maine.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Cabin Boy John Angling, [sic] United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, North Carolina, 24 December 1864 to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully during this period, Cabin Boy Angling [sic] was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

SECTION H, LOT 13

 

 

 

John Anglin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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