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James Machon

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Rank  Cabin boy
Name  James Machon
Awards  Medal of Honor
Weight  75 kg

Battles/wars  American Civil War
Height  1.76 m
Unit  USS Brooklyn
Role  Freestyle skier
Events  Half-pipe
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Allegiance  United States of America Union
Service/branch  United States Navy Union Navy
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Alma mater  Leeds Beckett University

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James Machon (born 1848) was a cabin boy in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the Union Navy during the American Civil War.

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Medal of Honor citation

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Rank and organization: Boy, U.S. Navy.
Born: 1848, England. Accredited to: New York.
G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864.

Citation:

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.

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