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b. 02/03/1837 ? d. 24/12/1904 Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/03/1863 Port Hudson, Louisiana.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Class Fireman in the Union Navy.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the USS Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson,(LA) 14 March 1863. Damaged by a 6-inch solid rifle shot which shattered the starboards safety-valve chamber and also damaged the port safety valve, the fireroom of the USS Richmond immediately became filled with steam to place it in an extremely critical condition. Acting courageously in this crisis, Hickman persisted in penetrating the steam-filled room in order to haul the hot fires of the furnaces and continued this action until the gravity of the situation had been lessened.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section E, Lot 32, Grave 1

 

John S Hickman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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