|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Navy
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation[change | edit source]
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.
References[change | edit source]
- ""Machon, James" entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. 2007. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved 2012-12-05.