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b. 1838 County Cavan, Ireland. d. 06/05/1898 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/06/1863 Crystal River, Florida & 30/06/1863 Depot Key, Florida.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Orderly Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the USS Fort Henry, Crystal River, Fla., 15 June 1863. Reconnoitering on the Crystal River on this date and in charge of a boat from the Fort Henry, Orderly Sgt. Nugent ordered an assault upon a rebel breastwork fortification. In this assault, the orderly sergeant and his comrades drove a guard of 11 rebels into the swamp, capturing their arms and destroying their camp equipage while gallantly witholding fire to prevent harm to a woman among the fugitives. On 30 July 1863, he further proved his courage by capturing a boat off Depot Key, Fla., containing two men and a woman with their baggage.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST RAYMOND'S CEMETERY, BRONX, NEW YORK.

Section 6, Range 27, Grave 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Nugent

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