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First Name: James

Last Name: Hull

Birthplace: Patoka, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Firefighter Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: IL
Middle Name: Lott

Date of Birth: 27 November 1873

Date of Death: 25 July 1928

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served:
James Lott Hull

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


James Lott Hull

Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Fireman First Class James Lott Hull (27 November 1873- 25 July 1928) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

James Lott Hull was born on 27 November 1873 in Patoka, IL. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Concord.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Hull assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere, which necessitated the playing of water into the fire room from a hose.

Death and Burial

Fireman First Class James Lott Hull died on 25 July 1928. He is buried at Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney, IL.

Honoree ID: 1897   Created by: MHOH




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