b. 1844 Ireland. d. 08/09/1913 Brooklyn, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 1868 USS Huron, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Carey was born in Ireland in either 1844 or 1847, depending on the source. He later served in the U.S. Navy, entering the service from New York in 1866. In 1868, while a member of the crew of USS Huron, he saved three fellow crewmen from drowning and was awarded the Medal of Honor.
He later served aboard the USS Kansas, and also saved another sailor from drowning.
Seaman on board the U.S.S. Huron, saving 3 shipmates from drowning.
BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
SECTION PLOT, RANGE 7, GRAVE 8
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.