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Reconnoitering on the Crystal River on this date and in charge of a boat from the Fort Henry, Orderly Sgt. Nugent ordered an assault upon a rebel breastwork fortification.

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Medal of Honor Rollcall: Marine Orderly Sgt. Christopher Nugent

Reconnoitering on the Crystal River on this date and in charge of a boat from the Fort Henry, Orderly Sgt. Nugent ordered an assault upon a rebel breastwork fortification.

Marines in the Civil War? You bet! AND they were occasionally courteous, as this week‚??s MoH recipient shows.

Make the most of your day!

RJL

 

Christopher Nugent 

Rank and Organization: Orderly Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1840, County of Caven, Ireland. Accredited To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.

Citation:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Fort Henry, Crystal River, Fla., 15 June 1863.

In this assault, the orderly sergeant and his comrades drove a guard of 11 rebels into the swamp, capturing their arms and destroying their camp equipage while gallantly withholding fire to prevent harm to a woman among the fugitives. On 30 July 1863, he further proved his courage by capturing a boat off Depot Key, Fla., containing 2 men and a woman with their baggage.

 

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Robert J. Laplander is a military historian and the the author of Finding the Lost Battalion and other works. You may see his endeavors at www.lulu.com/lostbattalion or: http://bit.ly/kUcnN2

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