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b. 17/03/1836 New Bedford, Massachusetts. d. 21/08/1923 New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/05/1864 Ashepoo River, South Carolina.

 

Duffey was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on 17 March 1836. He joined the Army from New Bedford in December 1863, and mustered out with his regiment in November 1865. Duffey died on 21 August 1923 and his remains are interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Volunteered as a member of a boatcrew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAK GROVE CEMETERY, NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS.

Section I, Lot 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Duffey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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