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Re: UNION NAVY - Wilson Brown and Tom Gates
In Response To: UNION NAVY - Wilson Brown and Tom Gates ()
Just a couple more MOH Navy recipients:
Landsman Allan (aka Aaron) Sanderson, from Plymouth, NC. Enl. at 49, from Plymouth, Negro. occupation cook/farmer. Height 5'10" Enlisted at Philadelphia 4-17-1863 for three years, served on the Wyandank from March 31 to July 1, 1865
Contraband Robert Blake, South Carolina. I have found several, and am unable to clarify the particular MOH winner, but it is likely one of the two from Santee, South Carolina, and the most probable of the two is the Robert Blake who enlisted at age 26, at Port Royal. Although he originally enlisted for a year, he served for almost three on a number of different vessels, starting and ending with the Gem of the Sea-classified as a "1st Class Boy". Height 5'6", Black, no other occupation.
Landsman John H. Lawson, at Battle of Mobile Bay. Serving on the USS Hartford. Lawson was born in Pennsylvania, enlisted at 26, height 5'8", Mulatto, laborer. Enlisted at New York Dec. 3, 1863 for a year, served till at least September 30, 1864. All service on the Hartford.
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