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BYRNES, JAMES

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Served on board the U.S.S. Louisville. Carrying out his duties through the thick of battle and acting as captain of a 9-inch gun, Byrnes consistently showed "Attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action against the enemy."

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate (highest rank: Master's Mate) U.S.S. Louisville

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Ireland

Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Louisville. Carrying out his duties through the thick of battle and acting as captain of a 9-inch gun, Byrnes consistently showed "Attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action against the enemy."