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DENHAM, AUSTIN

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On board the U.S.S. Kansas near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872. Displaying great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A.F. Crosman and others were drowned, Denham, by heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of life.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Kansas

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1872 England

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Kansas near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872. Displaying great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A.F. Crosman and others were drowned, Denham, by heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of life.