of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, Cleveland, Ohio.
Accredited to: Ohio. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
On board the U.S.S. Hunchback in the attack on Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. When an
ignited shell, with cartridge attached, fell out of the howitzer upon the deck, S/man
Barton promptly seized a pail of water and threw it upon the missile, thereby preventing
it from exploding.
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