of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CHANDLER, JAMES B.
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Massachusetts. Accredited
To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with
the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous although he had just
come off the sick list, Chandler rendered gallant service throughout the prolonged action
as his ship maintained accurate fire against Fort Morgan and ships of the Confederacy
despite extremely heavy return fire. He participated in the actions at Forts Jackson and
St. Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans and in the
attacks on batteries below Vicksburg.
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