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Medal Of Honor Recipients

Interim - 1866-1870

  • BATES, RICHARD
    Born: 1829, Wales.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866.
    Citation: For heroic conduct in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

  • BROWN, JOHN
    Born: 1838, Denmark.
    Rank and organization: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866.
    Citation: For heroic conduct with 2 comrades, in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen, of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

  • BURKE, THOMAS
    Born: 1833, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866.
    Citation: For heroic conduct, with 2 comrades, in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen, of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

  • CAREY, JAMES
    Born: 1844, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York.
    Citation: Seaman on board the U.S.S. Huron, saving 3 shipmates from drowning.

  • HALFORD, WILLIAM
    Born: 18 August 1841, Gloucester, England.
    Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.
    Citation: Halford was sole survivor of the boat's crew sent to the Sandwich Islands for assistance after the wreck of the Saginaw, October 1870. Promoted to acting gunner.

  • ROBINSON, THOMAS
    Born: 17 May 1837, Norway.
    Rank and organizarion: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866.
    Citation: For heroic efforts to save from drowning Wellington Brocar, landsman, of the Tallapoosa, off New Orleans, 15 July 1866.