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MACKIE, JOHN

mackie john

On board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack on Fort Darling, at Drewry's Bluff, James River, on 15 May 1862. As enemy shellfire raked the deck of his ship, Cpl. Mackie fearlessly maintained his musket fire against the rifle pits along the shore and, when ordered to fill vacancies at guns caused by men wounded and killed in action, manned the weapon with skill and courage.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal (highest rank: Orderly Sergeant) U.S.S. Galena

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 New York, New York

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack on Fort Darling, at Drewry's Bluff, James River, on 15 May 1862. As enemy shellfire raked the deck of his ship, Cpl. Mackie fearlessly maintained his musket fire against the rifle pits along the shore and, when ordered to fill vacancies at guns caused by men wounded and killed in action, manned the weapon with skill and courage.