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Henry Shutes
Birth: 1804
Death: Sep. 10, 1889

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Captain of the Forecastle on board the "USS Wissahickon". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Battle of New Orleans, April 24 and 25, 1862; and in the engagement at Fort McAllister, February 27, 1863. His citation reads "Going on board the "USS Wissahickon" from the "USS Don" where his seamanlike qualities as gunner's mate were outstanding, Shutes performed his duties with skill and courage. Showing a presence of mind and prompt action when a shot from Fort McAllister penetrated the Wissahickon below the water line and entered the powder magazine, Shutes contributed materially to the preservation of the powder and safety of the ship". His Medal was issued on January 15, 1866. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 2, Row 22, Grave 1
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2001
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Henry Shutes
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