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McFARLAND, JOHN

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Stationed at the wheel on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, McFarland performed his duties with skill and courage and, when the Lackawanna ran into his ship and every man at the wheel was in danger of being crushed, remained steadfast at his station and continued to steer his ship.

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Service

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U.S. Navy Captain of the Forecastle U.S.S. Hartford

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

Stationed at the wheel on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, McFarland performed his duties with skill and courage and, when the Lackawanna ran into his ship and every man at the wheel was in danger of being crushed, remained steadfast at his station and continued to steer his ship.