|Place of birth||England|
United States of America|
United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Boy, U.S. Navy.
Born: 1848, England. Accredited to: New York.
G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Stationed in the immediate vicinity of the shell whips which were twice cleared of men by bursting shells, Machon remained steadfast at his post and performed his duties in the powder division throughout the furious action which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
- ↑ ""Machon, James" entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. 2007. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved 2007-12-30.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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- "Machon, James". Medal of Honor recipients: Civil War (M-Z). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
- "James Machon". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7687560. Retrieved 2007-12-30.
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