of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FERRELL, JOHN H.
Rank and Organization: Pilot, U.S. Navy. Entered Service At: Illinois. Born:
15 April 1823, Tennessee. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served on board the U.S. Monitor Neosho during the engagement with enemy batteries at
Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tenn., 6 December 1864. Carrying out his
duties courageously during the engagement, Ferrell gallantly left the pilothouse after the
flag and signal staffs of that vessel had been shot away and, taking the flag which was
drooping over the wheelhouse, make it fast to the stump of the highest mast remaining
although the ship was still under a heavy fire from the enemy.
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