30 November 2008

Medal of Honor: M. Hudson


Sergeant, US Marine Corps; USS Brooklyn

Born: 1834, County Sligo, Ireland
Died: 28 Dec 1891, Michigan

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked the decks, Sgt. Hudson fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee.

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