of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
SEWARD, RICHARD E.
Rank and Organization: Paymaster's Steward, U.S. Navy. Place and Date:
Ship Island Sound, La., 23 November 1863. Born: 1840, Kittery, Maine. Date
Of Issue: 16 April 1864.
Served as paymaster's steward on board the U.S.S. Commodore, November 1863. Carrying
out his duties courageously, Seward "volunteered to go on the field amidst a heavy
fire to recover the bodies of 2 soldiers which he brought off with the aid of others; a
second instance of personal valor within a fortnight.'' Promoted to acting master's mate.
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