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b. 1859 New York.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/07/1876 New York.

 

Born in 1859 in New York City, New York, Lucy joined the Navy from that state. By July 9, 1876, he was serving as a second class boy on the training ship USS Minnesota. On that day, he "displayed heroic conduct" during a fire at the Castle Garden immigration facility in Manhattan. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor weeks later, on July 27.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Displayed heroic conduct while serving on board the U.S. Training Ship Minnesota on the occasion of the burning of Castle Garden at New York, 9 July 1876.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

John Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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