Patrick Colbert

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Patrick Colbert
Born 1840
Ireland
Died January 19, 1877
Detroit, Michigan
Buried at Mount Elliott Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank Coxswain
Unit USS Commodore Hull
Battles/wars Capture of Plymouth
Awards Medal of Honor

Coxswain Patrick Colbert (1840 to January 19, 1877) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Colbert received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the U.S.S. Commodore Hull during the Capture of Plymouth on 31 October 1864. He was honored with the award on 31 December 1864.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Colbert was born in Ireland in 1840. He enlisted into the United States Navy. He died on 19 January 1877 and his remains are interred at the Mount Elliott Cemetery in Michigan.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Served on board the U.S.S. Commodore Hull at the capture of Plymouth, 31 October 1864.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Patrick Colbert". Retrieved 30 November 2013.