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Interim Awards, 1866-1870

Interim Awards, 1866-1870
Medal of Honor Recipients

Listed alphabetically:


Note: An asterisk in the citation indicates
that the award was given posthumously.

BATES, RICHARD

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866

Citation: For heroic conduct in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

BROWN, JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Maryland
  • G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866

Citation: For heroic conduct with 2 comrades, in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen, of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

BURKE, THOMAS

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866

Citation: For heroic conduct, with 2 comrades, in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen, of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

CAREY, JAMES

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York

Citation: Seaman on board the U.S.S. Huron, saving 3 shipmates from drowning.

Du MOULIN, FRANK

  • Rank and organization: Apprentice, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 84, October 1867

Citation: On the 5th of September 1867, Du Moulin jumped overboard and saved from drowning Apprentice D'Orsay, who had fallen from the mizzen topmast rigging of the Sabine, in New London Harbor, and was rendered helpless by striking the mizzen rigging and boat davit in the fall.

HALFORD, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: California
  • G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872

Citation: Halford was sole survivor of the boat's crew sent to the Sandwich Islands for assistance after the wreck of the Saginaw, October 1870. Promoted to acting gunner.

ROBINSON, JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Captain of the Hold, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Maine
  • G.O. No.: 82, 23 February 1867

Citation: With Acting Ensign James H. Bunting, during the heavy gale which occurred in Pensacola Bay on the night of 19 January 1867, Robinson swam ashore with a line for the purpose of sending off a blowcock, which would facilitate getting up steam and prevent the vessel from stranding, thus voluntarily periling his life to save the vessel and the lives of others.

ROBINSON, THOMAS

  • Rank and organizarion: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 77, 1 August 1866

Citation: For heroic efforts to save from drowning Wellington Brocar, landsman, of the Tallapoosa, off New Orleans, 15 July 1866.

STACY, WILLIAM B.

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 71, 15 January 1866

Citation: While coaling ship in the harbor of Cape Haiten, one of the crew of the Rhode Island fell overboard, and, after catching a rope, had been forced by exhaustion, to relinquish his hold. Although the sea was running high at the time, Stacy, at the peril of his life, jumped overboard, secured the rope around his shipmate, and thus saved him from drowning.