Rank and organization: Orderly Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Accredited
to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation: On board the U.S.S.
Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865. As orderly
sergeant of marine guard, and captain of a gun, Orderly Sgt. Fry performed
his duties with skill and courage as the Ticonderoga maintained a well-placed
fire upon the batteries to the left of the palisades during the initial
phases of the 3-day battle, and thereafter, as she considerably lessened
the firing power of guns on the mount which had been turned upon our assaulting
columns. During this action the flag was planted on one of the strongest
fortifications possessed by the rebels.
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)