Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, Baltimore, Md.
Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: On board
the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and
with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to
his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks,
Truett performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious
2_hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee
and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at 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)