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James Joseph Horton
Birth: Jul. 1, 1840
Death: Apr. 15, 1894

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Joseph Horton. He served in the Union Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor when his ship was off Port Royal, South Carolina. His citation reads "Served as gunner's mate on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864. During the night of 21 September 1864, when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of the vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Horton rushed into the cabin, obtained the magazine keys, sprang into the lightroom and began passing out combustibles, including the box of signals in which the fire originated." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 175
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 23, 2003
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James Joseph Horton
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James Joseph Horton
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