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 John Sullivan

John Sullivan

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 23 Jun 1913 (aged 73)
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Harmony Grove 1117 R
Memorial ID 20152 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Seaman on board the "USS Monticello". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina from June 23 to 25, 1864. His citation reads "Taking part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which covered a period of 2 days and nights, Sullivan courageously carried out his duties during this action, which resulted in the capture of a mail carrier and mail, the cutting of a telegraph wire, and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate danger from the enemy at all times, Sullivan showed gallantry and coolness throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information of the rebel defenses". His Medal was issued on December 31, 1864.

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  • Added: 7 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Sullivan (17 Mar 1840–23 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20152, citing Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .