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Daniel Dickerson Stevens AKA Daniel D. Stephens-Danvers, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 42° 33.474 W 070° 56.352
19T E 340807 N 4713544
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action on board the USS Canonicus during the attacks of Fort Fisher, NC on January 13, 1865. He is buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2019 4:17:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM10K80
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Long Description:
His last name in the military was Stevens and he is buried as Stephens. He was born on December 19, 1839 in La Grange, TN and died on November 7, 1916 in Danvers, MA.
His Medal of Honor information and citation is: STEVENS, DANIEL D.
• Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy
• Accredited to: Massachusetts. Letter 15 July 1870, Secretary of the Navy to Hon. S. Hooper
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Canonicus during attacks on Fort Fisher, on 13 January 1865. As the Canonicus moved into position at 700 yards from shore, the enemy troops soon obtained her range and opened with heavy artillery fire, subjecting her to several hits and near misses until late in the afternoon when the heavier ships coming into line drove them into their bombproofs. Twice during the battle, in which his ship sustained 36 hits, the flag was shot away and gallantly replaced by Stevens.
Armed Service: Navy

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