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 John Gordon Morrison

John Gordon Morrison

Birth
Ireland
Death 9 Jun 1897 (aged 54)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 9, Lot 359
Memorial ID 8203381 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served as coxswain on board the USS Carondelet, Morrison was commended for meritorious conduct in general and especially for his heroic conduct and his inspiring example to the crew in the engagement with the rebel ram Arkansas, Yazoo River, 15 July 1862. When the Carondelet was badly cut up, several of her crew killed, many wounded, and others almost suffocated from the effects of escaped steam, Morrison was the leader when boarders were called on deck and the first to return to the guns and give the ram a broadside as she passed. His presence of mind in time of battle or trial is reported as always conspicuous and encouraging."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 23 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8203381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Gordon Morrison (3 Nov 1842–9 Jun 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8203381, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .