of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
DUNCAN, JAMES K. L.
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Frankfort,
Pa. Accredited To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, La., 2
March 1864. Following a shellburst at one of the guns which started a fire at the
cartridge tie, Duncan immediately seized the burning cartridge, took it from the gun and
threw it overboard, despite the immediate danger to himself. Carrying out his duties
through the entire engagement, Duncan served courageously during this action in which the
Fort Hindman was raked severely with shot and shell from the enemy guns.
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