Charles Melville's Medal of Honor



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Charles Melville's Medal of Honor

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Charles Melville's Medal of Honor

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Citation: On board the flagship USS Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Wounded and taken below to the surgeon when a shell burst between the two forward 9-inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Melville promptly returned to his gun on the deck and, although scarcely able to stand, refused to go below and continued to man his post throughout the remainder of the action resulting int he capture of the rebel ram Tennessee.
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