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DAVIS, SAMUEL

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On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked the decks from stem to stern, Davis exercised extreme courage and vigilance while acting as a lookout for torpedoes and other obstructions throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Ordinary Seaman U.S.S. Brooklyn

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked the decks from stem to stern, Davis exercised extreme courage and vigilance while acting as a lookout for torpedoes and other obstructions throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.