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BENNETT, JAMES

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On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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Service

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U.S. Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate U.S.S. Marblehead

Conflict

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Spanish American 1898 Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.