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Daniel G. George
Born (1840-07-07)July 7, 1840
Died February 26, 1916(1916-02-26) (aged 75)
Place of birth Plaistow, New Hampshire
Buried at Merrimac, Massachusetts
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Rank Ordinary Seaman
Unit U.S. Picket Boat #1
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Daniel Griffin George (July 7, 1840 – February 26, 1916) was a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

George was born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, on July 7, 1840. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on October 27, 1864, while serving as an Ordinary Seaman with U.S. Picket Boat #1, near Plymouth, North Carolina. His Medal of Honor was issued on December 31, 1864.[2]

He died at the age of 75, on February 26, 1916, and was buried at the Locust Grove Cemetery in Merrimac, Massachusetts.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ordinary Seaman Daniel Griffin George, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1, in action near Plymouth, North Carolina, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.[3]

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