|Place of birth||Newport, Rhode Island|
United States of America|
United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Santiago de Cuba (1861)|
American Civil War|
• Second Battle of Fort Fisher
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
George Province (1842 – unknown) was a sailor in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865.
Province volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Union brig USS Santiago de Cuba (1861). His enlistment is credited to the state of Massachusetts.
On January 15, 1865, the North Carolina Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher was taken by a combined Union storming party of sailors, marines, and soldiers under the command of Admiral David Dixon Porter and General Alfred Terry. Province was a member of the storming party.
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 George Province, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, on 15 January 1865. As one of a boat crew detailed to one of the generals on shore, Ordinary Seaman Province bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was one of six men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (June 22, 1865)
Action Date: January 15, 1865
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Division: U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba
- "George Province". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1040. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
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