of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GILE, FRANK S.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Massachusetts. Accredited
To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous
task of freeing the Lehigh, which had been grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from
Fort Moultrie. After several previous attempts had been made, Gile succeeded in passing in
a small boat from the Lehigh to the Nahant with a line bent on a hawser. This courageous
action while under severe enemy fire enabled the Lehigh to be freed from her helpless
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