Rank and organization: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834 Maine.
Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865. Citation. Served as chief
quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort
Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865. Carrying out
his duties faithfully throughout this period, Verney was recommended for
gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under fire of the enemy
throughout these various actions.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)