Rank and organization. Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1824,
Ireland. Accredited to. Ohio. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. |
Served as captain of the forecastle on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when
she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as
captain of a gun during the bitter engagement, Haley exhibited marked coolness
and good conduct and was highly commended by his division officer for his
gallantry and meritorious achievement under enemy fire.
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)