Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Massachusetts.
Accredited to: Massachusetts. 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. Acting as sponger and loader of the 11-inch
pivot gun during the bitter engagement, Harrison exhibited marked coolness
and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire
by the 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)