Rank and organization: Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1820, Portsmouth,
N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off
Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Performing his duties intelligently and
faithfully, Ham distinguished himself in the face of the bitter enemy fire
and was highly commended by his divisional officer.
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)