Patrick Mullen (Medal of Honor)

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Patrick Mullin
Nickname(s) Patrick Mullen
Born (1844-05-06)May 6, 1844
Ireland
Died February 14, 1897(1897-02-14) (aged 52)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Boatswain's Mate
Unit USS Wyandank (1847), USS Don (1862)
Awards Medal of Honor (2),

Patrick Mullen (May 6, 1844-February 14, 1897) (birth name is Patrick Mullin) is one of only 19 servicemen to twice receive the Medal of Honor. He was a member of the United States Navy.

Biography[edit]

Patrick Mullen was born May 6, 1844 in Ireland and joined the United States Navy from Baltimore, Maryland. While stationed aboard the USS Wyandank he received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, March 17, 1865.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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FIRST AWARD

Rank and Organization:
Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Baltimore, Md. G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865.

Citation:

Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, March 17, 1865. Rendering gallant assistance to his commanding officer, Mullen, lying on his back, loaded the howitzer and then fired so carefully as to kill and wound many rebels, causing their retreat.

SECOND AWARD

Rank and Organization:

G.O. No.: 62, June 29, 1865.

Citation:

Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Don, 1 May 1865. Engaged in picking up the crew of picket launch No. 6, which had swamped. Mullen, seeing an officer who was at that time no longer able to keep up and was below the surface of the water, jumped overboard and brought the officer to the boat, thereby rescuing him from drowning, which brave action entitled him to wear a bar on the medal he had already received at Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865.[1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "MULLEN, PATRICK, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient". American Civil War website. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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