Henry C. Courtney

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Henry C. Courtney

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Apr 1887 (aged 30–31)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 6, gravesite 12222
Memorial ID 50356263 · View Source
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Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy in Illinois and served as a Seaman. His citation reads "On board the U.S. training ship Portsmouth, Washington Navy Yard, 7 February 1882. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Courtney assisted in rescuing Charles Taliaferro, jack-of-the-dust, from drowning".

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