The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Top, U.S.
Navy. Born: 1850, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.:
326, 18 October 1884.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13
February 1879, Horton showed courageous conduct in going over the stern during a heavy
gale and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains.
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