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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

 

STEWART, JAMES A.

Rank and Organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1839, Philadelphia, Pa. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 180, 10 October 1872.

Citation:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Stewart jumped overboard in the harbor of Villefranche, France, 1 February 1872 and saved Midshipman Osterhaus from drowning.

 

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