EILERS, HENRY A.
Rank and Organization: Gunner's Mate, U.S.
Navy. Born: 1871, Newark, N.J. Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.:
404, 22 November 1892.
On board the U.S.S. Philadelphia during the sham
attack on Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., 17 September 1892. Displaying extraordinary
heroism in the line of his profession on this occasion, Eilers remained at his post in the
magazine and stamped out the burning particles of a prematurely exploded cartridge which
had blown down the chute.