George H. Harrison
Seaman, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge.
June 19, 1864
Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as sponger and loader of the 11-inch pivot gun during the bitter engagement, Harrison exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire by the divisional officer.