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John C. Donnelly

Death 1895 (aged 55–56)
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 12, Range 21, Plot K, Grave #3
Memorial ID 9764678 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York, New York and served as a Ordinary Seaman. He was awarded the CMOH on General Order Number 71, dated January 15, 1866. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Metacomet. As a member of the boat's crew which went to the rescue of the U.S. Monitor Tecumseh when that vessel was struck by a torpedo in passing the enemy forts in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, Donnelly braved the enemy fire, which was said by the admiral to be "one of the most galling" he had ever seen, and aided in rescuing from death 10 of the crew of the Tecumseh, eliciting the admiration of both friend and foe."

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