of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, Pennsylvania. Accredited
To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan,
rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Wounded in the leg
and thrown violently against the side of the ship when an enemy shell killed or wounded
the 6-man crew as the shell whipped on the berth deck, Lawson, upon regaining his
composure, promptly returned to his station and, although urged to go below for treatment,
steadfastly continued his duties throughout the remainder of the action.
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