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Charles Melville
Original name: James Ramsbottom Melville
Birth: 1828
Death: Jan. 5, 1867

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His real name was James Ramsbottom. He served as an Ordinary Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the flagship USS Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Wounded and taken below to the surgeon when a shell burst between the two forward 9-inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Melville promptly returned to his gun on the deck and, although scarcely able to stand, refused to go below and continued to man his post throughout the remainder of the action resulting in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Ramsbottom Family Cemetery
Rochester
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7147795
Charles Melville
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Charles Melville
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Charles Melville
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