The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BATSON, MATTHEW A.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 4th
U.S. Cavalry. Place and Date: At Calamba, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 26 July 1899. Entered
Service At: Carbondale, Ill. Birth: Anna, Ill. Date of Issue: 8 March
Swam the San Juan River in the face of the enemy's
fire and drove him from his entrenchments.
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