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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 23/07/1840 Hampshire, England.  d. 22/06/1926 London, England.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 31/12/1862 Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Hampshire, England and died in London, England. He entered the Union Navy in New York, New York and attained the rank of Master's Mate. He was awarded the CMOH as a Coxswain.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous task of rescuing the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Wagg distinguished himself by meritorious conduct during this operation.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EAST LONDON CEMETERY, NEWHAM, LONDON.

Grave 14951, Square 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maurice Wagg

WAGG GRAVE