b. 1839 New York. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/04/1862 Forts Jackson & St Philip, Louisiana.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the service at New York. He served in the Union Navy as a Seaman.
Captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Varuna during an attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. His ship was taken under furious fire by the rebel Morgan and severely damaged by ramming. Steadfast at his station through the thickest of the fight, Martin inflicted damage on the enemy, remaining cool and courageous although the Varuna, so badly damaged that she was forced to beach, was finally sunk.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER, WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, WASHINGTON DC.