b. 04/07/1833 Baltimore, Maryland. d. 05/12/1898 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and entered the Union Navy in Maryland. He served as a Coxswain.
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, Truett performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT MORIAH CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIIA.
USNP, Plot 3, Row 1, Grave 30
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