James Machon

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James Machon
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Union Navy
UnitUSS Brooklyn
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
AwardsMedal of Honor

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

Medal of Honor citation[change | change 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.[1]

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Medal of Honor
  1. ""Machon, James" entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-05.

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