of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1846, Maine. Accredited
To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with a cheer, and the
determination to plant the colors on the ramparts, Savage remained steadfast when more
than two-thirds of the marines and sailors fell back in panic during the fight. When enemy
fire shot away the flagstaff above his hand, he bravely seized the remainder of the staff
and brought his colors safely off.
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