U.S. Navy poster featuring James Mifflin
|Place of birth||Richmond, Virginia|
United States of America|
United States Navy|
|Years of service||1864 - 1865|
|Unit||USS Brooklyn (1858)|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Mifflin enlisted in the Navy from his home state of Virginia in April 1864, and by August 5, 1864 was serving as an Engineer's Cook on the USS Brooklyn (1858). During the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama, Mifflin stood fast and performed his ammunition supply duties despite enemy shellfire. For his conduct during this battle, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Also the ship USS Mifflin (APA-207) was named in his honor, the ship participated in the landings at Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and Organization:
- Engineer's Cook, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, Richmond, Va. Accredited to: Virginia. 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 CSS Tennessee (1863) in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Stationed in the immediate vicinity of the shell whips which were twice cleared of men by bursting shells, Mifflin 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.
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: M–P
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
- ↑ Civil War sailors database
- ↑ "Mifflin,James, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient". American Civil War website. 2007-11-08. http://americancivilwar.com/medal_of_honor6.html. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Naval History & Heritage Command.
- "James Mifflin". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11704845. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- "US People - Mifflin, James, Engineer's Cook, USN". Online Library. Naval History & Heritage Command. 2006-04-28. http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-m/j-miflin.htm. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
- "Civil War Medal of Honor recipients (M-Z)". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
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