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 Henry Shutes

Henry Shutes

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 10 Sep 1889 (aged 84–85)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 2, Row 22, Grave 1
Memorial ID 21897 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Captain of the Forecastle on board the "USS Wissahickon". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Battle of New Orleans, April 24 and 25, 1862; and in the engagement at Fort McAllister, February 27, 1863. His citation reads "Going on board the "USS Wissahickon" from the "USS Don" where his seamanlike qualities as gunner's mate were outstanding, Shutes performed his duties with skill and courage. Showing a presence of mind and prompt action when a shot from Fort McAllister penetrated the Wissahickon below the water line and entered the powder magazine, Shutes contributed materially to the preservation of the powder and safety of the ship". His Medal was issued on January 15, 1866.

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  • Added: 24 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21897
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Shutes (1804–10 Sep 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21897, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .