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 Charles Melville

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Charles Melville Famous memorial

Original Name
James Ramsbottom
Birth
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
Death
5 Jan 1867 (aged 38–39)
Burial
Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot
Map # 01
Memorial ID
7147795 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. His real name was James Ramsbottom. He served as an Ordinary Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the flagship USS Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Wounded and taken below to the surgeon when a shell burst between the two forward 9-inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Melville promptly returned to his gun on the deck and, although scarcely able to stand, refused to go below and continued to man his post throughout the remainder of the action resulting in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee."

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. His real name was James Ramsbottom. He served as an Ordinary Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the flagship USS Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Wounded and taken below to the surgeon when a shell burst between the two forward 9-inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Melville promptly returned to his gun on the deck and, although scarcely able to stand, refused to go below and continued to man his post throughout the remainder of the action resulting in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 4 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7147795
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7147795/charles-melville: accessed ), memorial page for Charles Melville (1828–5 Jan 1867), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7147795, citing Ramsbottom Family Cemetery, Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.