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Frank E. Bois
Birth: Sep. 13, 1841, Canada
Death: Jan. 25, 1920
Orting
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Entered the service at Northampton, Massachusetts at age 18 on June 21, 1861 and served in Co. C, 10th Massachusetts Infantry. He was mustered out of the Army on September 30, 1862 by virtue of a transfer to the Navy as Quartermaster, Signalman. On May 27, 1863 he was on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle the Cincinnati was in a fatal position but continued to fire her guns to the last. He continued in making signals throughout the battle and nailed an American flag to the ship's forestall as it sank, so it would go down showing its' colors with pride. His citation was issued on November 24, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Plot 275, Row I, #3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8074761
Frank E. Bois
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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