Charles Baker

Quarter Gunner, USS Metacomet


Served on board the U.S.S. Metacomet. As a member of the boat's crew which went to the rescue of the U.S. monitor Tecumseh when that vessel was struck by a torpedo in passing the enemy forts in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, Quarter gunner Baker braved the enemy fire which was said by the admiral to be "one of the most galling" he had ever seen, and aided in rescuing from death 10 of the crew of the Tecumseh, eliciting the admiration of both friend and foe.

  • Charles Baker - Wikipedia

  • Charles Baker was one of the 28 West Gulf Squadron sailors who never claimed their medal.


    Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

    [Return to MOH Citations]