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Hugh Logan
Born 1834
Died November 22, 1903 (aged 68–69)
Place of birth Ireland
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Union Navy
Rank Captain of the Afterguard
Unit USS Rhode Island (1860)
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Hugh Logan (November 22, 1834 – 1903) was a Captain of the Afterguard in the Union Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865.


On board the U.S.S. Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on December 30, 1862. After the Monitor sprang a leak and went down, Logan courageously risked his life in a gallant attempt to rescue members of the crew. Although sacrificing his life during the hazardous operation, he had made every effort possible to save the lives of his fellow men.

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