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b. 1840 Scotland. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Dow was born in Scotland in 1840. He enlisted into the United States Navy from Illinois.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863. Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle, the Cincinnati, amidst an incessant fire of shot and shell, continued to fire her guns to the last, though so penetrated by enemy shellfire that her fate was sealed. Serving courageously throughout this action, Dow carried out his duties to the end on this proud ship that went down with "her colors nailed to the mast.".

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Dow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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