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COURTNEY, HENRY

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On board the U.S. training ship Portsmouth, Washington Navy Yard, 7 February 1882. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Courtney assisted in rescuing Charles Taliaferro, jack-of-the-dust, from drowning.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S. Training Ship Portsmouth

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1882 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

Citation

On board the U.S. training ship Portsmouth, Washington Navy Yard, 7 February 1882. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Courtney assisted in rescuing Charles Taliaferro, jack-of-the-dust, from drowning.