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SMN John Jones
Birth: Aug. 25, 1841
Bridgeport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1907
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Landsman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Rhode Island which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the USS Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Jones, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras."  (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 04, 2003
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Thank you, Sailor for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. That is quite a story! May you rest in peace, sir.
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