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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1843 ?  d. 03/10/1901 New York.

 

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

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy. He was awarded the CMOH for action off Port Royal, South Carolina.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served as first class fireman on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864. During the night of 21 September, when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of that vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Rountry, notwithstanding the cry of "fire in the magazine," forced his way with hose in hand, through the frightened crowd to the lightroom, and put out the flames.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Letters Section, Range Q, Plot 120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Rountry

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