of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy. Born: 12
March 1839, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Served as pilot of the U.S.S. Santee when that vessel was engaged in cutting out the
rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, 7 November 1861, and evinced more
coolness, in passing the 4 forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk, than was ever before
witnessed by his commanding officer. "Although severely wounded in the encounter, he
displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances."
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