Photo #: NH 79942
Korean Expedition, 1871
Halftone reproduction of an artwork, published in "Deeds of Valor," Volume II, page 89, by the Perrien-Keydel Company, Detroit, 1907. This image shows Sailors William F. Lukes, Seth Allen, and Thomas Murphy battling Koreans while trying to rescue the mortally wounded Lieutenant Hugh W. McKee during the capture of the Han River forts, 11 June 1871. Lukes, the only survivor of the U.S. Navy group, received the Medal of Honor for continuing to fight after receiving a head injury.
US Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 25 April 2006