b. 05/04/1851 Haverstack, New York. d. 22/11/1900 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born John B. Quirk. He entered the US Navy at New York as James Harvey Bennett and served as a Chief Boatswain’s Mate. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Cienfuegos, Cuba on 11 May 1898.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: COLD SPRING CEMETERY, COLD SPRINGS, NEW YORK.
SECTION P, LOT 5
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.