Rank and organization: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834,
Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from
the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on 30 December 1862. After the Monitor
sprang a leak and went down, Logan courageously risked his life in a gallant
attempt to rescue members of the crew. Although sacrificing his life during
the hazardous operation, he had made every effort possible to save the
lives of his fellow men.
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)