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HORTON, JAMES

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Serving on board the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13 February 1879, Horton showed courageous conduct in going over the stern during a heavy gale and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains.

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U.S. Navy Captain of the Top U.S.S. Constitution

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Year of honor

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Interim 1879 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13 February 1879, Horton showed courageous conduct in going over the stern during a heavy gale and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains.