of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Birth: New Jersey. G.O.
No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Accredited To: New Jersey.
Served as captain of the top on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the
Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the No. 1 gun, Strahan
carried out his duties in the face of heavy enemy fire and exhibited marked coolness and
good conduct throughout the engagement. Strahan was highly recommended by his division
officer for his gallantry and meritorious achievements.
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