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Frederick Franklin

Frederick Franklin was a United States Navy sailor who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the 1871 Korean Campaign.

Biography

Frederick Franklin was born in 1840 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

He, along with Bosun's Mate Alexander MacKenzie, Marine Private John Coleman, Ordinary Seaman Samuel F. Rogers and fellow Quartermaster William Troy in the attempt to save the life of Lieutenant Hugh McKee, who was mortally wounded in the action. Lieutenant McKee was not eligible for the medal as an officer.

He is buried in Proprietors' Cemetery Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Portsmouth, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts on 11 June 1871. Assuming command of Company D, after Lt. McKee was wounded, Franklin handled the company with great credit until relieved.

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