Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833 Maine. Accredited
to: Maine. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: Service as quartermaster
on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg,
France, 19 June 1864. Stationed at the helm, Poole steered the ship during
the engagement in a cool and most creditable manner and was highly commended
by his divisional officer for his gallantry under 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)