Horton, James, PO1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1877-1884, Captain of the Tops, USS Constitution
Service Years
1868 - 1888

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1850
 
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Home Town
Boston
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James' Date of Passing and Burial Location are yet to be determined.

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Little Known fact about James Horton...less than 3 months later he will be awarded the Medal of Honor-

Captain of the Top James Horton:


7 Dec 1878 (1300) Summary court martial for Captain of the Top James Horton, deserter. 

10 Dec 1878 Captain of the Top Horton awarded 30 days in double irons and fined 3 months pay -- Wardroom
   
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MOH Citation:

"Serving on board the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13 February 1879, Horton showed courageous conduct in going over the stern during a heavy gale and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains."

Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1850, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884.
   
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