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Nicholas Lear
Birth: 1826
Death: Jul. 4, 1902

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil war in the Union Navy as a Quartermaster on board the "USS New Ironsides". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, North Carolina on December 24 and 25, 1864, January 13, 14, and 15 1865. His citation reads "Bravery while his ship steamed in and took the lead in the ironclad division close inshore and immediately opened its starboard battery in a barrage of well-directed fire to cause several fires and explosions and dismount several guns during the first 2 days of fighting. Taken under fire as she steamed into position on 13 January, the New Ironsides fought all day and took on ammunition at night despite severe weather conditions. When the enemy came out of his bombproofs to defend the fort against the storming party, the ship's battery disabled nearly every gun on the fort facing the shore before the cease-fire order was given by the flagship". His Medal was issued on June 22, 1865. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Naval Asylum Plot
GPS (lat/lon): 39.93648, -75.2411
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21891
Nicholas Lear
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