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Frederick Franklin
Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1840
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Died 1873 (aged 32–33)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Place of burial Proprietors' Cemetery Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Rank Quartermaster
Unit USS Colorado (1856)
Battles/wars Ganghwa Island, Korean Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

Frederick Franklin (1840–1873) was a United States Navy sailor. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the 1871 Korean Campaign.

Biography

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

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. Mckee 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.

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Medal of Honor citation

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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