|James S. Roantree|
|Died||1873 (aged 37–38)|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Place of burial||New Calvary Cemetery Mattapan, Massachusetts|
United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Unit||USS Oneida (1861)|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Roantree was born in 1835 in Dublin, Ireland, and after immigrating to the United States he entering the Marine Corps from Brooklyn, New York, January 15, 1858. He was a sergeant assigned to the marine detachment aboard the USS Oneida (1861) when it was sent to fight in the American Civil War during the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1835, Dublin, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Oneida during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks and penetrated her boilers, Sgt. Roantree performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Civil War (M-Z); Roantree, James S. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- ↑ Schuon, Karl (1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary. New York: Franklin Watts. p. 182. http://books.google.com/books?id=WMY6AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA182.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Don Morfe (December 21, 2003). "James S. Roantree". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8198647. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "James S. Roantree". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1635. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "Sergeant James S. Roantree, USMC, (Deceased); Civil War 1861-1865 Medal of Honor recipient". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. United States Marine Corps, History Division. http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/Whos_Who/Roantree_JS.htm. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
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