Horton, James, PO1

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Petty Officer First Class
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00E-Unknown NEC/Rate
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1877-1884, Captain of the Tops, USS Constitution
Service Years
1868 - 1888

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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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