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b. 03/07/1866 Lubeck, Germany.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Born on July 3, 1866, in Lübeck, Germany, Krause was living in New York City when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Nashville (PG-7) as a coxswain.

 

On May 11, 1898, Nashville was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, Krause continued to perform his duties throughout this action.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Krause displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Ernest Krause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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