|Nickname(s) “Harry”||Rank Seaman|
Name Henry Hendrickson
|Born March 12, 1862
Germany (1862-03-12) |
Died February 28, 1912(1912-02-28) (aged 49) Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Place of burial Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
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Henry Hendrickson (March 12, 1862 – February 28, 1912) was a seaman serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.
Hendrickson was born March 12, 1862, in Germany and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a seaman.
On May 11, 1898, the Marblehead was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, he continued to perform his duties throughout this action.
He died in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 28, 1912, and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts. His grave can be found in the Elm Grove section, lot 4105.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 March 1862, Germany. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hendrickson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.