Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Quartermaster James Sheridan (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Oneida. His citation reads:
Served as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay 5 August 1864. Acting as captain of the after 11_inch gun, and wounded in several places, Sheridan remained at his gun until the firing had ceased and then took the place of the signal quartermaster who had been injured by a fall. Recommended for his gallantry and intelligence, Sheridan served courageously throughout this battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
Private Marshall Sherman (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His citation reads:
Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Corporal John Shiel (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Virginia. His citation reads:
Carried a dangerously wounded comrade into the Union lines, thereby preventing his capture by the enemy.
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The I’m just sayin… Hymn of the Week
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
This song (or at least early versions of it) dates back to Southern African-American churches of the 1800’s. Wikipedia has a little bit about it here. If you want to hear some good versions of this song, check out these three… one by John Anderson/Randy Travis, one by George Jones, and one (perhaps the best) by Charley Pride.
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
I am weak, but Thou art strong,
Jesus, keep me from all wrong,
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more,
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom's shore, to Thy shore.
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