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 Michael Cassidy

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Michael Cassidy

  • Birth 1837 Ireland
  • Death 18 Mar 1908 Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Phoebus Section B-9503
  • Memorial ID 7894010

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Landsman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Displaying great coolness and exemplary behavior as first sponger of a gun, Cassidy, by his coolness under fire, throughout the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 24 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7894010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Cassidy (1837–18 Mar 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7894010, citing Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .