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Frederick H Franklin

Frederick H Franklin

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Frederick was born in 1840 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and he joined the US Navy. It was his actions as a Quartermaster that would earn him the Medal of Honor. The citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts on 11 June 1871. Assuming command of Company D, after Lt. McKee was wounded, Franklin handled the company with great credit until relieved.

Frederick, along with four others attempted to save the life of Lieutenant McKee, who would die that day of his wounds. Due to being an officer, Lieutenant McKee was not eligible for the Medal of Honor. Frederick H Franklin died on the 10th of May, 1873 and is buried in the Proprietors Burying Ground in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; proprietors 49 D.

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