Friday, May 15, 2015

15 May 1862 A.D. Drewry’s Bluff, VA: CPL John Makie, USMC earns MOH for service aboard USS GALENA


15 May 1862 A.D. Drewry’s Bluff, VA: CPL John Makie, USMC earns MOH for service aboard USS GALENA

Corporal John Mackie, the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor, was commended for service in the USS GALENA during action against Confederate shore batteries at Drewry's Bluff which blocked the James River approaches to Richmond.

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