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Joseph E Vantine
Birth: Mar., 1835
Death: May 4, 1904

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Class Fireman in the US Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS RICHMOND in the attack on Port Hudson (LA), 14 March 1863. Damaged by a 6-inch solid rifle shot which shattered the starboard safety-valve chamber and also damaged the port safety valve, the fireroom of the RICHMOND immediately filled with steam, to place it in an extremely critical condition. Acting courageously in this crisis, Vantine persisted in penetrating the steam-filled room in order to haul the hot fires of the furnaces and continued this action until the gravity of the situation had been lessened." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Glebe Cemetery
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 27, 2003
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