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James E. Sterling-Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 17.436 W 076° 39.912
18S E 356395 N 4350347
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action on board the USS Brooklyn during the attacks on Fort Morgan and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, AL on August 5, 1864. He is buried in Western Cemetery, Baltimore MD in Section M, Lot 271, Grave 1.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2019 2:17:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JYE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
He was born in 1838 in Baltimore, MD and died on December 12, 1900 in Baltimore, MD. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: STERLING, JAMES E.
• Rank and organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy
• Accredited to: Maine
• G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although wounded when heavy enemy return fire raked the decks of his ship, Sterling courageously remained at his post and continued passing shell until struck down a second time and completely disabled.
Armed Service: Navy

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