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Frederick Franklin

Frederick Franklin

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient
Frederick Franklin
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Intro United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient
Is Military leader
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth Portsmouth
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Biography

Frederick Franklin (1840–1873) was a United States Navy sailor who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the 1871 Korean Campaign.

Biography

Frederick H. Franklin was born in 1840 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

He, along with Bosun's Mate Alexander MacKenzie, Marine Private John Coleman, Ordinary Seaman Samuel F. Rogers and fellow Quartermaster William Troy in the attempt to save the life of Lieutenant Hugh McKee, who was mortally wounded in the action. Lieutenant McKee was not eligible for the medal as an officer.

He is buried in Proprietors' Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Portsmouth, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 169, February 8, 1872.

Citation:

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.

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