of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BICKFORD, JOHN F.
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843,
Tremont, Maine. Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg,
France, 19 June 1864. Acting as the first loader of the pivot gun during this bitter
engagement Bickford exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended
for his gallantry under fire by his divisional officer.
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