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b. 07/07/1840 Plaistow, New Hampshire. d. 26/02/1916 Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/10/1864 Plymouth, North Carolina.

 

George was born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, on July 7, 1840. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on October 27, 1864, while serving as an Ordinary Seaman with U.S. Picket Boat #1, near Plymouth, North Carolina. His Medal of Honor was issued on December 31, 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ordinary Seaman Daniel Griffin George, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1, in action near Plymouth, North Carolina, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LOCUST GROVE CEMETERY, MERRIMAC, MASSACHUSETTS.

 

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