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John Sullivan-Portsmouth, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 43° 03.774 W 070° 45.222
19T E 357203 N 4769292
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action on board the USS Monticello off the coast of Wilmington, NC on June 23-25, 1864. He is buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, NH in Section R, Lot 1117.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2019 10:06:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM10KG5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
He was born on March 17, 1840 in Manhattan, NY and died on June 23, 1913 in Portsmouth, NH. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SULLIVAN, JOHN
• Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
• Accredited to: New York
• G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864
Citation: Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, N.C. 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which covered a period of 2 days and nights, Sullivan courageously carried out his duties during this action, which resulted in the capture of a mail carrier and mail, the cutting of a telegraph wire, and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate danger from the enemy at all times, Sullivan showed gallantry and coolness throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information of the rebel defenses.
Armed Service: Navy

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