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BAKER, BENJAMIN

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On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Baker set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Coxswain (highest rank: Chief Master-at-Arms) U.S.S. Nashville

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Baker set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.