of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
YOUNG, HORATIO N.
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 19 July 1845, Calaise,
Maine. 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 grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort
Moultrie. After several previous attempts had been made, Young 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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