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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1831 Cleveland, Ohio. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/10/1862 Franklin, Virginia.

 

While serving aboard the USS Hunchback during the Joint Expedition Against Franklin, Barton extinguished an ignited howitzer shell which had fallen onto the deck. For this action, Barton was promoted to acting master's mate and awarded the Medal of Honor on 3 April 1863.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Hunchback in the attack on Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. When an ignited shell, with cartridge attached, fell out of the howitzer upon the deck, S/man Barton promptly seized a pail of water and threw it upon the missile, thereby preventing it from exploding.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Thomas Barton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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