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Alexander Crawford
Birth: 1842
Death: Mar. 17, 1886

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Fireman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the USS Wyalusing, Crawford volunteered 25 May 1864, in a night attempt to destroy the rebel ram Albemarle in the Roanoke River. Taking part in a plan to explode the rebel ram Albemarle, Crawford executed his part in the plan with perfection, but upon being discovered, was forced to abandon the plan and retire, leaving no trace of the evidence. After spending two hazardous days and night without food, he gained the safety of a friendly ship and was then transferred back to the Wyalusing. Though the plan failed, his skill and courage in preventing detection were an example of unfailing devotion to duty." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section I, Lot 65
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7217945
Alexander Crawford
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