of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quarter Gunner, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, Halifax,
Nova Scotia. Accredited to: Illinois. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River,
the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters,
returning their fire until the Federal ship was totally disabled, at which time the white
flag was raised. Although on the sick list, Q. G. Asten courageously carried out his duties
during the entire engagement.
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