b. 06/10/1850 Portland, Maine. d. 06/09/1905 Portland, Maine.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/12/1864 – 22/01/1865 USS Pontoosuc.
Anglin volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy and was assigned as a Cabin Boy to the Union side-wheel gunboat USS Pontoosuc (1864). His enlistment is credited to the state of Maine. He became the youngest sailor to date to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Anglin died in Portland, Maine on September 6, 1905 at the age of 54. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, Maine.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Cabin Boy John Angling, [sic] United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, North Carolina, 24 December 1864 to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully during this period, Cabin Boy Angling [sic] was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.
SECTION H, LOT 13
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.