John Henry Dorman

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John Henry Dorman
Born (1843-09-18)September 18, 1843
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died May 29, 1921(1921-05-29) (aged 77)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Buried at Spring Grove Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank Seaman
Unit Ohio U.S. Navy
Battles/wars Battle of Fort Henry
Siege of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Seaman John Henry Dorman (September 18, 1843 to May 29, 1921) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Dorman received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Carondelet during the Battle of Fort Henry on 6 February 1862 and during the Siege of Vicksburg on 22 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 18 April 1864.[1][2]


Dorman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on 18 September 1843. He enlisted into the United States Navy. He died on 29 May 1921 and his remains are interred at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Carrying out his duties courageously throughout the actions of the Carondelet, Dorman, although wounded several times invariably returned to duty and constantly presented an example of devotion to the flag.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "John Henry Dorman". Retrieved 7 December 2013.