Oloff Smith (1833 - d.)

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Birthplace: Sweden
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Oloff Smith

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coxswain Oloff Smith, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864 Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Coxswain Smith performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the furious two-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan. General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)

Action Date: August 5, 1864

Service: Navy

Rank: Coxswain

Division: U.S.S. Richmond

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