James H. Bennett
John B Quirk
|Nickname(s)||James Harvey Bennett|
|Born||April 5, 1851|
Haverstraw, New York
|Died||November 22, 1900|
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Rank||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
James H Bennett was born as John B. Quirk on the 5th of April, 1851 in Haverstraw, 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.
Bennett died on the 22nd of November, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Cold Spring Cemetery in Cold Spring, New York, and his grave stone bears his original name, John B Quirk, and James H Bennett.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
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