of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Boston,
Mass. Accredited To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January
1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Harcourt advanced to
the top of the sandhill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire
which killed and wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men
become seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark
when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms and its colors.
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