Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private James M. McClelland (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
First Class Fireman Matthew McClelland (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 14, 1863, on board the U.S.S. Richmond. His citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson, 14 March 1863. Damaged by a 6_inch solid rifle shot which shattered the starboard safety valve chamber and also damaged the port safety valve, the fireroom of the Richmond immediately became filled with steam to place it in an extremely critical condition. Acting courageously in this crisis, McClelland persisted in penetrating the steam filled room in order to haul the hot fires of the furnaces and continued this gallant action until the gravity of the situation had lessened.
Second Lieutenant Edward J. McClernand (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 30, 1877, at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana. His citation reads:
Gallantly attacked a band of hostiles and conducted the combat with excellent skill and boldness.
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