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BROWN, JAMES

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Served on board the U.S.S. Albatross during action against Fort De Russy in the Red River area on 4 May 1863. After the steering wheel and wheel ropes had been shot away by rebel fire, Brown stood on the gun platform of the quarterdeck, exposing himself to a close fire of musketry from the shore, and rendered invaluable assistance by his expert management of the relieving tackles in extricating the vessel from a perilous position, and thereby aided in the capture of Fort De Russy's heavyworks.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Quartermaster U.S.S. Albatross

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Albatross during action against Fort De Russy in the Red River area on 4 May 1863. After the steering wheel and wheel ropes had been shot away by rebel fire, Brown stood on the gun platform of the quarterdeck, exposing himself to a close fire of musketry from the shore, and rendered invaluable assistance by his expert management of the relieving tackles in extricating the vessel from a perilous position, and thereby aided in the capture of Fort De Russy's heavyworks.