John W. Lloyd
|John W. Lloyd|
New York City, New York
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Navy
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born. 1831, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Wyalusing during an attempt to destroy the rebel ram Albemarle in Roanoke River, 25 May 1864, Lloyd participated in this daring plan by swimming the Roanoke River heavily weighted with a line which was used for hauling torpedoes across. Thwarted by discovery just before the completion of the plan, Lloyd cut the torpedo guiding line to prevent detection of the plan by the enemy and again swam the river, narrowly escaping enemy musket fire and regaining the ship in safety.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ""JOHN W. LLOYD" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2008.
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