Daniel D. Stevens, Medal of Honor Recipient

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Black and white photographic portrait of Medal of Honor recipient Daniel D. Stevens, wearing medal, for service during the Civil War.
The inscription on the reverse indicates that Daniel served as a Signal Quartermaster for the U.S. Navy during the Civil War on the Monitor Canonicus. Stevens "three times replaced the flag when shot away" during the assault on Fort Fisher, January, 1865.
Official Ciation:
Rank and organization. Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Sagnange, Tenn. Accredited to: Massachusetts. Letter 15 July 1870, Secretary of the Navy to Hon. S. Hooper. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Canonicus during attacks on Fort Fisher, on 13 January 1865. As the Canonicus moved into position at 700 yards from shore, the enemy troops soon obtained her range and opened with heavy artillery fire, subjecting her to several hits and near misses until late in the afternoon when the heavier ships coming into line drove them into their bombproofs. Twice during the battle, in which his ship sustained 36 hits, the flag was shot away and gallantly replaced by Stevens.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 10.795 cm
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Medal of Honor
related event
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History