MOORE, CHARLES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Seaman, U.S. Navy.

Entered service at:   25 March 1862, Gibraltar, England. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.

Citation:   Served as seaman 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 of the second division during this bitter engagement, Moore 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)