of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Main Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827,
France. Accredited To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864;
and 13 to 15 January 1865. Despite heavy return fire by the enemy and the explosion of the
100-pounder Parrott rifle which killed 8 men and wounded 12 more, Prance as captain of a
gun, performed his duties with skill and courage during the first 2 days of battle. As his
ship again took position on the line on the 13th, he remained steadfast as the Ticonderoga
maintained a well-placed fire upon the batteries on shore, and thereafter as she
materially lessened the power of guns on the mound which had been turned upon our
assaulting columns. During this action the flag was planted on one of the strongest
fortifications possessed by the rebels.
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