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John B. Frisbee

  • Birth 7 Jan 1825 Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
  • Death 9 Sep 1903 Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
  • Burial Winnegance, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 7257406

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Gunner's Mate in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the U.S. steam gunboat Pinola during action against Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and during the taking of New Orleans, 24 April 1862. While engaged in the bombardment of Fort St. Philip, Frisbee, acting courageously and without personal regard, closed the powder magazine which had been set afire by enemy shelling and shut off his avenue of escape, thereby setting a high example of bravery. He served courageously throughout these engagements which resulted in the taking of the Forts Jackson and St Philip and in the surrender of New Orleans."

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 12 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7257406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John B. Frisbee (7 Jan 1825–9 Sep 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7257406, citing Fairview Cemetery, Winnegance, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .