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Gorham sailor went back to rescue trapped comrades

Realizing that captivity awaited Union sailors suddenly tossed onto a South Carolina beach on a cold, rainy, and wind-driven January day, a Maine sailor stepped across a cutter’s gunnel and went to the rescue. George H. Pendleton should have received the Medal of Honor for what happened next, but his story vanished into history except […]