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 James Sheridan

James Sheridan

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 9 Nov 1893 (aged 61)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Maple Row Section, Range B, Plot 49
Memorial ID 19722 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Quartermaster on board the "USS Oneida". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Union Naval assault on Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads "Acting as captain of the after 11-inch gun, and wounded in several places, Sheridan remained at his gun until the firing had ceased and then took the place of the signal quartermaster who had been injured by a fall. Recommended for his gallantry and intelligence, Sheridan served courageously throughout this battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram "CSS Tennessee" and the damaging of Fort Morgan". His Medal was issued on December 31, 1864.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 23 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Sheridan (27 May 1832–9 Nov 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19722, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .