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Frederick H. Franklin

Date of birth: 1840
Date of death: May 10, 1873
Burial location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Place of Birth: New Hampshire, Portsmouth
Home of record: Portsmouth New Hampshire


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Marine Amphibious Landing in Korea

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Quartermaster Frederick H. Franklin, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action 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 Lieutenant McKee was wounded, Quartermaster Franklin handled the company with great credit until relieved.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 169 (February 8, 1872)

Action Date: June 11, 1871

Service: Navy

Rank: Quartermaster

Division: U.S.S. Colorado