The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Marine
Corps. (Enlisted as Joseph Melvin). Born: 28 August 1876, Cohoes, N.Y. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy
in battles, while with the Eighth Army Corps on 25, 27, and 29 March, and on 4 April 1899.
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