James H. Bennett

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James H. Bennett
Born (1877-08-11)August 11, 1877
New York City, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Chief Boatswain's Mate
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

James Harvey Bennett (born August 11, 1877) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Bennett was born August 11, 1877 in New York City, New York, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Chief Boatswain's Mate to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Marblehead.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 11 August 1877, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "BENNETT, JAMES H". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved March 14, 2010.