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James Edward Mahoney

Date of birth: December 15, 1858
Date of death: 9-Jun-26
Burial location: Arlington, VA
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Peabody
Home of record: Peabody Massachusetts

James Mahoney graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1881. In 1904 he commanded the Marine battalion that performed drills and other services at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and was subsequently received a Letter of Commendation from the Department of the Navy for his work. He subsequently served in Panama, Vera Cruz, Mexico, an in Cuba. After promotion to temporary rank of Brigadier General, he retired as a Colonel of Marines in 1919.


Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to First Lieutenant James Edward Mahoney, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy while serving with Company E, First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 11 June 1898. On 18 March 1901, First Lieutenant Mahoney is appointed Captain, by brevet, to take rank from 11 June 1898.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: June 11, 1898

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company E

Battalion: 1st Marine (Huntington's) Battalion