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b. 1815 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Portsmouth, Rocking County, New Hampshire. He entered the Union Navy in New Hampshire and he served as Quartermaster.

 

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Stationed at the conn on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern, Todd performed his duties with outstanding skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Samuel Todd