Michael McCormick, Medal of Honor Recipient

© Photographed August 16, 2015
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
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Medal of Honor
Boatswains Mate
USS Signal
Red River
May 19 1865

The memorial is located inside Wood National Cemetery on southbound Juneau Avenue, just south of its intersection with Walker Road, Milwaukee Wisconsin 53214.

Military Times Hall of Valor: Michael McCormick
Date of birth: 1833
Date of death: May 19, 1865
Burial location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Place of Birth: Ireland, Ireland
Home of record: Chicago Illinois 
Awarded for actions during the Civil War
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Boatswain's Mate Michael McCormick, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action, serving as Boatswain's Mate on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, Louisiana, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning the fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Serving as Gun Captain and wounded early in the battle, Boatswain's Mate McCormick bravely stood by his gun in the face of the enemy fire until ordered to withdraw.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)

Action Date: May 5, 1864

Service: Navy

Rank: Boatswain's Mate

Division: U.S.S. Signal

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BM McMormick is buried near the Wood National Cemetery Civil War Memorial.

BM McMormick is buried near the Wood National Cemetery Civil War Memorial.

BM McCormick is buried at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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