John Smith

Second captain of top on board of the U. S. S. Richmond, Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864.  Commended for coolness and good conduct as captain of a gun in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning and forenoon of August 5, 1864. He was on board the Varuna when she was sunk by the rebel vessels after having passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip; was transferred to the Brooklyn, and was in the action with the batteries below Vicksburg. Joined the Richmond in September, 1863. (G. O. 45, Dec. 31, 1864.).

Plot: Naval 3, Row 5, Grave 12, Yeadon, PA,  GPS: 39.93651*N, 075.24103*W, (Located by FOMMC, December 2012, at request of MOHHSUS)


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