The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born:
1841, Clure, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February
On board the U.S.S. Benicia during the capture of the Korean
forts, 11 June 1871. Advancing to the parapet, McNamara wrenched the match-lock from the
hands of an enemy and killed him.
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