of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
MACKIE, JOHN F.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1836, New York,
N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
On board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack on Fort Darling at Drewry's Bluff, James
River, on 15 May 1862. As enemy shellfire raked the deck of his ship, Corporal Mackie
fearlessly maintained his musket fire against the rifle pits along the shore and, when
ordered to fill vacancies at guns caused by men wounded and killed in action, manned the
weapon with skill and courage.
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