James McIntosh

Served aboard the USS Richmond

Taken in the Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Kearny, Hudson County, N.J. and was submitted by Fred Otto.

McIntosh's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, McIntosh performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.

 

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