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b. 1831 New York. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/05/1864 Roanoke River.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York. He served as a Coxswain and he was awarded the CMOH for action in North Carolina.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Wyalusing during an attempt to destroy the rebel ram Albemarle in Roanoke River, 25 May 1864, Lloyd participated in this daring plan by swimming the Roanoke River heavily weighted with a line which was used for hauling torpedoes across. Thwarted by discovery just before the completion of the plan, Lloyd cut the torpedo guiding line to prevent detection of the plan by the enemy and again swam the river, narrowly escaping enemy musket fire and regaining the ship in safety.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

John W Lloyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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