of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
MATHEWS, WILLIAM H.
Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, Company E, 2d Maryland Veteran Infantry. Place
and Date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Entered Service At: Baltimore, Md. Birth:
England. Date Of Issue: 10 July 1892.
Finding himself among a squad of Confederates, he fired into them, killing 1, and was
himself wounded, but succeeded in bringing in a sergeant and 2 men of the 17th South
Carolina Regiment (C.S.A.) as prisoners.
(Enlisted in 1861 at Baltimore, Md., under the name Henry
Sivel, and original Medal of Honor issued under that name. A new medal was issued in 1900
under true name, William H Mathew.)
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