of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GRISWOLD, LUKE M.
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837,
Massachusetts. Accredited To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island which was engaged in saving the lives of the
officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue
of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Griswold, after rescuing several of the
men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out
from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather
and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras.
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