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THIELBERG, HENRY

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Served temporarily on board the U.S.S. Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863. After assisting in hauling up and raising the flagstaff, Thielberg volunteered to go up on the pilothouse and observe the movements of the enemy and although three shells struck within a few inches of his head, remained at his post until ordered to descend.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Mount Washington (temporarily assigned U.S.S. Minnesota

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Germany

Citation

Served temporarily on board the U.S.S. Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863. After assisting in hauling up and raising the flagstaff, Thielberg volunteered to go up on the pilothouse and observe the movements of the enemy and although three shells struck within a few inches of his head, remained at his post until ordered to descend.