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Lorenzo Denning
Birth: Sep. 6, 1843
Granby
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1865
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Lorenzo Deming. He was a Prisoner of War. He has a "In memory of" marker in Fairview Cemetery. He died in Salisbury Prison North Carolina which is now part of Salisbury National Cemetery. He is one of 11,700 unknowns buried in a long trench. He served as a Landsman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Denning served on board the US Picket Boat No. 1 in action , 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discoverd and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew was taken prisoner or lost." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
New Britain
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 05, 2003
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Lorenzo Denning
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Lorenzo Denning
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Lorenzo Denning
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
Thank you, Sailor for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 8, 2017

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Aug. 10, 2016
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