James F. Merton

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James F. Merton
Medal of Honor recipient
Cheshire, England
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
UnitUSS Colorado
Battles/warsGanghwa Island
Korean Expedition
AwardsMedal of Honor

James F. Merton (born 1843) was a United States Navy sailor. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition in 1871. Landsman Merton was severely wounded during the seizure of the forts.

Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Birth: England. G.O. No.: 180, October 10, 1872.


Landsman and member of Company D during the capture of the Korean forts, 9 and 10 June 1871, Merton was severely wounded in the arm while trying to force his way into the fort.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Korean Campaign 1871, Merton, James F. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2013.

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