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Dennis Conlan
Birth: 1838
Death: Dec. 2, 1870

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a Seaman on board the "USS Agawam". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery as a member of the volunteer crew that attempted to blow up the powder boat "USS Louisiana" and effect the destruction of Fort Fisher, North Carolina on December 23, 1864. His citation reads "The powder boat, towed in by the Wilderness to prevent detection by the enemy, cast off and slowly steamed to within 300 yards of the beach. After fuses and fires had been lit and a second anchor with short scope let go to assure the boat's tailing inshore, the crew again boarded the Wilderness and proceeded a distance of 12 miles from shore. Less than 2 hours later the explosion took place, and the following day fires were observed still burning at the forts.". His Medal was awarded to him on December 31, 1864. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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Calvary Cemetery
Woodside
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Cemetery has no burial record
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8221428
Dennis Conlan
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