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James B. Chandler

  • Birth 6 Oct 1837 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 1899 Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot 1191W
  • Memorial ID 6820100

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Coxswain on board the "USS Richmond". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during action against Confederate forces in Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads "Cool and courageous although he had just come off the sick list, Chandler rendered gallant service throughout the prolonged action as his ship maintained accurate fire against Fort Morgan and ships of the Confederacy despite extremely heavy return fire. He participated in the actions at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans and in the attacks on batteries below Vicksburg". His Medal was awarded to him on December 31, 1864.

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  • Added: 4 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6820100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James B. Chandler (6 Oct 1837–12 Jul 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6820100, citing Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .