Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
October 22, 1894 at Keweenaw, MI
Entered Service in the US
Army from Williamson, WV
07, 1938 at the age of 63
The Medal of Honor During the Mexican Campaign For heroism on
April 13, 1911 at Aqua Prieta, Mexico
On 13 April,
1911, a force of 300 rebels made a surprise attack on Aqua Prieta,
steaming into town aboard a captured train. They took the Federal
garrison by surprise and blew up its headquarters. Captain Gaujot
placed the troops under his command in a position parallel with
and within a few feet of the international boundary to prevent
violations of the neutrality law. A party of 30 Mexican federal
soldiers had been left behind and were surrounded by the
insurgents. The Commanding Officer of the Mexican federal forces
asked Captain Gaujot to save his men as they were surrounded by
the enemy, and further struggle would end in their complete
destruction. Captain Gaujot, with an American citizen, Mr. Charles
J. McKean, crossed the field of fire, in which his life was
constantly in danger, to the position of the two forces, where an
intermittent fire as being kept up, two men being killed near
Captain Gaujot in that position. He obtained the permission of the
Rebel commander to receive the surrender of the surrounded Federal
forces, and escorted them to the American side of the line. By so
doing, Captain Gaujot not only saved the lives of the Federal
soldiers, but also the lives of five Americans who were held
prisoners by the Federals.