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CHAPUT, LOUIS

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On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Severely wounded, Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon, and returned to his gun until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action, which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Navy Landsman U.S.S. Lackawanna

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Canada

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Severely wounded, Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon, and returned to his gun until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action, which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.