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b. 1847 Canada. d. 02/03/1912 Elmhurst, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/02/1881 New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Born in 1847 in Canada, Low immigrated to the United States and joined the Navy from New York. By February 15, 1881, he was serving as a seaman on the USS Tennessee. On that day, while Tennessee was at New Orleans, Louisiana, Gunner's Mate N.P. Petersen fell overboard. Low jumped into the water and kept the man afloat until they were both picked up by a boat. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor three and a half years later, on October 18, 1884.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Tennessee at New Orleans, La., 15 February 1881, and sustaining, until picked up by a boat's crew, N. P. Petersen, gunner's mate, who had fallen overboard.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT MICHAELS CEMETERY, ELMHURST, NEW YORK.

City Mission, Row 29, Gr 9 [unmarked]

George Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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