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READ, Charles A.

US Navy. Born in 1837 in Sweden. Civil War: Enlisted from Ohio. Coxswain. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Kearsage when she destroyed the “Alabama” off Cherbourg, France on 19 Jun 1864. Acting as the first sponger of the pivot gun during this bitter engagement, Read exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire by his divisional officer. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 197, 1019)

REAR, Andrew

WI 46th Inf Co A. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Sylvester, Green County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Monroe, Green County, and mustered 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Promoted to Corporal 2 Mar 1865. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-2,17; red book vol 51)