Please remember to thank our veterans today on this national holiday. Heck, even if you do not live in the US, thank your Veterans in your respective nation for their service. Even most never receive the highest military honor granted, they and their families have sacrificed in many ways to defend their nation from harm. To all Veterans out there, “Thank You” from a fellow vet.
Image taken from headstone of CASSIDY, MICHAEL
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, Ireland. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Displaying great coolness and exemplary behavior as first sponger of a gun, Cassidy, by his coolness under fire, received the applause of his officers and the guncrew throughout the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.