The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: First Class Fireman,
U.S. Navy. Born: 1856, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O.
No.: 326, 18 October 1884.
Served on board the U.S.S. Tallapoosa at the time of
the sinking of that vessel, on the night of 21 August 1884. Remaining at his post of duty
in the fireroom until the fires were put out by the rising waters, Harrington opened the
safety valves when the water was up to his waist.
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