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GARRISON, JAMES

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On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during successful engagements against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When a shell struck his foot and severed one of his toes, Garrison remained at his station at the shell whip and, after crudely bandaging the wound, continued to perform his duties until severely wounded by another shell burst.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Coal Heaver U.S.S. Hartford

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York

Citation

On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during successful engagements against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When a shell struck his foot and severed one of his toes, Garrison remained at his station at the shell whip and, after crudely bandaging the wound, continued to perform his duties until severely wounded by another shell burst.