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Daniel Griffin George

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Locust Grove Cemetery

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Born:  July 07, 1840 at Plaistow, NH

Entered Service in the US Navy from New Hampshire

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism October 27, 1864 at Plymouth, NC

Died:  February 26, 1916 at the age of 75

Ordinary Seaman Daniel George was one of seven members of the crew of the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 awarded the Medal of Honor for personal courage in action against the Confederate ram Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost. Ordinary Seaman George was taken prisoner in this action.

 

 

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