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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 15/03/1854 Lubeck, Germany.  d. 13/02/1938 Portsmouth, Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/08/1884 USS Tallapoosa.

 

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Master-at-Arms for action off Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the USS Tallapoosa at the time of the sinking of that vessel, on the night of 21 August 1884. Clearing the berth deck, Ohmsen remained there until the water was waist deep, wading about with outstretched arms, rousing the men out of their hammocks. Then, going on deck, he assisted in lowering the first cutter and then the dinghy, of which he took charge.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC CEMETERY, PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA.

Section B, Lot 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August Ohmsen

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