Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, New York. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: On board the U.S.S.
Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats
and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When the sponge broke,
leaving the head in the gun, and completely disabling the weapon, Price
immediately cleared it by pouring powder into the vent and blowing the
sponge head out, thereafter continuing to man the weapon until the close
of the furious action which resulted in the capture of the prize rebel
ram Tennessee and in the infliction of damage and destruction on Fort Morgan.
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)