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Horatio Nelson Young

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Calais, Maine, USA
Death: July 3, 1913 (67)
Place of Burial: Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Horatio Nelson Young

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Horatio Nelson Young, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie. After several previous attempts had been made, Seaman Young succeeded in passing in a small boat from the Lehigh to the Nahant with a line bent on a hawser. This courageous action while under severe enemy fire enabled the Lehigh to be freed from her helpless position.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 32 (April 16, 1864)

Action Date: November 16, 1863

Service: Navy

Rank: Seaman

Division: U.S.S. Lehigh

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July 19, 1845
Calais, Maine, USA
July 3, 1913
Age 67
Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada