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James H. Bennett

James H. Bennett

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient
James H. Bennett
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Intro United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient
Is Sailor
From United States of America
Gender male
Birth 11 August 1877, New York City
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James Harvey Bennett (born August 11, 1877) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Bennett was born August 11, 1877 in New York City, New York, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Chief Boatswain's Mate to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 11 August 1877, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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