Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Peacham,
Vt. Accredited to: Vermont. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington,
24 December 1864 to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully
throughout this period, Blair was recommended for gallantry and skill and
for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)