Bookmark and Share

John Henry Dorman

Date of birth: September 18, 1843
Date of death: May 29, 1921
Burial location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Place of Birth: Ohio, Cincinnati
Home of record: Cincinnati Ohio


Medal of Honor

See more recipients of this award

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 Seaman John Henry Dorman, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Carondelet in various actions of that vessel at Fort Henry, Tennessee and Vicksburg, Mississippi, from 6 February1862 to 22 May 1863. Carrying out his duties courageously throughout the actions of the Carondelet, Seaman Dorman, although wounded several times invariably returned to duty and constantly presented an example of devotion to the flag.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 32, April 18, 1864

Action Date: February 6, 1862 & May 22, 1863

Service: Navy

Rank: Seaman

Division: U.S.S. Carondelet