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Boatswain's Mate Michael McCormick - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 01.774 W 087° 58.897
16T E 420028 N 4764565
Quick Description: Grave of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient at the Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2011 4:41:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMAP57
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Michael McCormick

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy.

Born: 1833, Ireland.

Died: May 19, 1865

Date of Award: 31 December 1864.

Citation: Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning the fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Serving as gun captain and wounded early in the battle, McCormick bravely stood by his gun in the face of the enemy fire until ordered to withdraw.

Armed Service: Navy

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