Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Hawaiian Islands. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 176, 9 July 1872.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas, Smith displayed great coolness and self-possession
at the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12
April 1872, and by extraordinary heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of