The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born:
1853, Bangor, Maine. Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 215, 9 August 1876.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Gidding showed
heroic conduct in trying to save the life of one of the crew of that ship, who had fallen
overboard from aloft at the Navy Yard, New York, 26 July 1876.
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