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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1820 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  d. 11/03/1869 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/06/1864 Cherbourg, France.

 

Ham was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was a member of the crew of USS Kearsarge when she sank the commerce raider CSS Alabama on June 19, 1864 off Cherbourg, France. During this action, he distinguished himself under heavy fire from the enemy.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, June 19, 1864. Performing his duties intelligently and faithfully, Ham distinguished himself in the face of the bitter enemy fire and was highly commended by his divisional officer.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HARMONY GROVE CEMETERY, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

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Mark G Ham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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