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James L. Hull
Born (1873-11-27)November 27, 1873
Died July 25, 1928(1928-07-25) (aged 54)
Place of birth Patoka, Illinois
Place of death Boston, Massachusetts
Place of burial Haven Hill Cemetery Olney, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Fireman First Class
Unit U.S.S. Concord
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

James Lott Hull (November 27, 1873- July 25, 1928) was a fireman first class serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Hull was born November 27, 1873 in Patoka, Illinois and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Concord as a fireman first class.[1]

He died on July 25, 1928 and is buried in Haven Hill Cemetery Olney, Illinois.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 27 November 1873, Patoka, Ill. Accredited to: Illinois. G.O. No.: 502, 14 December 1898.


On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Hull assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere, which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Hull, James L. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  2. "James L. Hull". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 

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