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BAKER, BENJAMIN F.

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Baker set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

BAKER, EDWARD L., JR.

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Date of issue: 3 July 1902

Citation: Left cover and, under fire, rescued a wounded comrade from drowning.

BARROW, DAVID D.

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Entered service at: Norfolk, Va.
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Barrow set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

BELL, DENNIS

  • Rank and organization: Private, Troop H, 10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Tayabacoa, Cuba, 30 June 1898
  • Entered service at: Washington, D.C.
  • Date of issue: 23 June 1899

Citation: Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.

BENNETT, JAMES H.

  • Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

BERG, GEORGE

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Date of issue: Unknown

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.

BEYER, ALBERT

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Entered service at: Boston, Mass.
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Beyer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

BLUME, ROBERT

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Blume set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

BRADY, GEORGE F.

  • Rank and organization: Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 497, 3 September 1899

Citation: On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the actions at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Conspicuously gallant during this period, Brady, by his energy in assisting to sustain fire, his efforts to repair the steering gear and his promptness in maintaining watertight integrity, was largely instrumental in saving the vessel.

BRIGHT, GEORGE WASHINGTON

  • Rank and organization: Coal Passer, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bright set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

BROOKIN, OSCAR

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Green County, Ohio
  • Date of issue: 21 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

BUZZARD, ULYSSES G.

  • Rank and organization: Corporal, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Date of issue: 24 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

CAMPBELL, DANIEL

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Campbell set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

CANTRELL, CHARLES P.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Nashville, Tenn
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

CARTER, JOSEPH E.

  • Rank and organization: Blacksmith, U.S. Navy.
  • Accredited: North Dakota
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Carter set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

CAVANAUGH, THOMAS

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 503, 12 December 1898
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, Cavanaugh, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.

CHADWICK, LEONARD

  • Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Delaware
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Chadwick set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

CHARETTE, GEORGE

  • Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Entered service at: Lowell, Mass.
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Charette displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

CHURCH, JAMES ROBB

  • Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Las Guasimas, Cuba, 24 June 1898
  • Entered service at: Washington, D.C.
  • Date of issue: 10 January 1906

Citation: In addition to performing gallantly the duties pertaining to his position, voluntarily and unaided carried several seriously wounded men from the firing line to a secure position in the rear, m each instance being subjected to a very heavy fire and great exposure and danger.

CLAUSEN, CLAUS KRISTIAN

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899
  • Other

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Clausen displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

COONEY, THOMAS C.

  • Rank and organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • G.O. No.: 497, 3 September 1898
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S. Torpedo Boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Following the piercing of the boiler by an enemy shell, Cooney, by his gallantry and promptness in extinguishing the resulting flames, saved the boiler tubes from burning out.

CROUSE, WILLIAM ADOLPHUS

  • Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy
  • Accred ited to: Pennsylvania
  • G. O. No.: 502, 14 December 1898
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, P.I., 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Crouse hauled the fires in the hot, vapor_filled atmosphere which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

CUMMINS, ANDREW J.

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire of the enemy.

DAVIS, JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
  • Place and date: On board U.S.S. Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898
  • Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Davis set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

DEIGNAN, OSBORN

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Iowa
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899
  • Other

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Deignan displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

DE SWAN, JOHN F.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

DOHERTY, THOMAS M.

  • Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Newcastle, Maine
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.

DORAN, JOHN J.

  • Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Doran set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

DURNEY, AUSTIN J.

  • Rank and organization: Blacksmith, U.S. Navy
  • Entered service at: Woodland, Mo.
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Durney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

EGLIT, JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Eglit set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

EHLE, JOHN WALTER

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Nebraska
  • G.O. No.: 502 14 December 1898
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Ehle assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor_filled atmosphere which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

ERICKSON, NICK

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Erickson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

FIELD, OSCAR WADSWORTH

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Field set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

FITZGERALD, JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 92, 8 December 1910
  • Other

Citation: For heroism and gallantry in action at Cuzco, Cuba, 14 June 1898.

FOSS, HERBERT LOUIS

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Maine
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Foss set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

FOURNIA, FRANK O.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Plattsburg, N.Y.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.

FRANKLIN, JOSEPH JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Franklin set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

GAUGHAN, PHILIP

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, U .S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gaughan set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

GIBBONS, MICHAEL

  • Rank and organization: Oiler, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfugos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gibbons set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

GILL, FREEMAN

  • Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gill set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

GRAVES, THOMAS J.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Millville, Ind.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

HARDAWAY, BENJAMIN F.

  • Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 17th U .S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Date of issue: 21 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

HART, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Machinist First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hart set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

HEARD, JOHN W.

  • Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Mouth of Manimani River, west of Bahia Honda, Cuba, 23 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Mississippi

Citation: After 2 men had been shot down by Spaniards while transmitting orders to the engine-room on the Wanderer, the ship having become disabled, this officer took the position held by them and personally transmitted the orders, remaining at his post until the ship was out of danger.

HENDRICKSON, HENRY

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hendrickson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

HILL, FRANK

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Connecticut
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hill displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

HOBAN, THOMAS

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hoban displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

HOBSON, RICHMOND PEARSON

  • Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Medal presented by President, 29 April 1933
  • Other

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the fortified harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898. Despite persistent fire from the enemy fleet and fortifications on shore, Lt. Hobson distinguished himself by extraordinary courage and carried out this operation at the risk of his own personal safety.

HULL, JAMES, L.

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Illinois
  • G.O. No.: 502, 14 December 1898

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Hull assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere, which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

ITRICH, FRANZ ANTON

  • Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: California
  • G.O. No.: 13, 5 December 1900
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Petrel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 1 May 1898. Serving in the presence of the enemy, Itrich displayed heroism during the action.

JARDINE, ALEXANDER

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Ohio
  • G.O. No.: 503, 13 December 1898

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, Jardine, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.

JOHANSON, JOHN P.

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Maryland
  • G.O. No.: 529, 21 November 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Johanson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

JOHANSSON, JOHAN J.

  • Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Johansson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

JOHNSEN, HANS

  • Rank and organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 497, 3 September 1898
  • Other

Citation: On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Showing great presence of mind, Johnsen turned off the steam from the engine which had been wrecked by a shell bursting in the cylinder.

JOHNSON, PETER

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 167, 27 August 1904

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898. Following the explosion of the lower front manhole gasket of boiler A of the vessel, Johnson displayed great coolness and self-possession in entering the fireroom.

KEARNEY, MICHAEL

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

KEEFER, PHILIP B.

  • Rank and organization: Coppersmith, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: District of Columbia
  • G.O. No.: 501, 14 December 1898
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898. Following the blow-out of a manhole gasket of that vessel which caused the fireroom to be filled with live steam and the floor plates to be covered with boiling water, Keefer showed courageous and zealous conduct in hauling fires from 2 furnaces of boiler B.

KELLER, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago de Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire of the enemy.

KELLY, FRANCIS

  • Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899
  • Other

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Kelly displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

KELLY, THOMAS

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago de Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.

KRAMER, FRANZ

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Entered

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kramer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

KRAUSE, ERNEST

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Krause displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

KUCHNEISTER, HERMANN WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing ;he heavy fire of the enemy, Kuchneister displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

LEE, FITZ

  • Rank and organization: Private, Troop M, 10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Tayabacoa, Cuba, 30 June 1898
  • Entered service at: Dinwiddie County, Va.
  • Date of issue: 23 June 1899

Citation: Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts had been frustrated.

LEVERY, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Levery displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

MAcNEAL, HARRY LEWIS

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 526, 9 August 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, 3 July 1898. Braving the fire of the enemy, MacNeal displayed gallantry throughout this action.

MAGER, GEORGE FREDERICK

  • Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Mager displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

MAHONEY, GEORGE

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 167, 27 August 1904

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898. Following the explosion of the lower front manhole gasket of boiler A of that vessel, Mahoney displayed great coolness and self-possession in entering the fireroom.

MAXWELL, JOHN

  • Rank and organization: Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Maxwell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

MEREDITH, JAMES

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. (Name changed to Patrick F. Ford, Jr )
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Meredith displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

MEYER, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Carpenter's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Illinois
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Meyer displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness through this action.

MILLER, HARRY HERBERT

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Place and date: On board the U.S.S. Nashville, Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898
  • Entered service at: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Miller displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

MILLER, WILLARD

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Miller displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

MILLS, ALBERT L.

  • Rank and organization: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers
  • Place and date: Near Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
  • Date of issue: 9 July 1902

Citation: Distinguished gallantry in encouraging those near him by his bravery and coolness after being shot through the head and entirely without sight.

MONTAGUE, DANIEL

  • Rank and organization: Chief Master-at-Arms, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Montague displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

MORIN, WILLIAM H.

  • Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 500, 14 December 1898
  • Entered

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Morin took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

MULLER, FREDERICK

  • Rank and organization: Mate, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 45, 30 April 1901

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Wompatuck, Manzanillo, Cuba, 30 June 1898. Serving under the fire of the enemy, Muller displayed heroism and gallantry during this period.

MURPHY, JOHN EDWARD

  • Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries, Murphy displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

NASH, JAMES J.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Louisville, Ky.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

NEE, GEORGE H.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Boston, Mass.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

NELSON, LAURITZ

  • Rank and organization: Sailmaker's Mate, U.S. Navy
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Entered
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Nelson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

OAKLEY, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

OLSEN, ANTON

  • Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Olsen displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

PARKER, POMEROY

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: North Carolina
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Parker displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

PENN, ROBERT

  • Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • G.O. No.: 501, 14 December 1898

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898. Performing his duty at the risk of serious scalding at the time of the blowing out of the manhole gasket on board the vessel, Penn hauled the fire while standing on a board thrown across a coal bucket 1 foot above the boiling water which was still blowing from the boiler.

PFISTERER, HERMAN

  • Rank and organization: Musician, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at New York, N.Y.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

PHILLIPS, GEORGE F.

  • Rank and organization: Machinist First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899

Citation: In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries, Phillips displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

POLOND, ALFRED

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Lapeer, Mich.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.

QUICK, JOHN HENRY

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 504 13 December 1898
  • Other Navy award: Navy Cross

Citation: In action during the battle of Cuzco, Cuba, 14 June 1898. Distinguishing himself during this action, Quick signaled the U.S.S. Dolphin on 3 different occasions while exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy.

QUINN, ALEXANDER M.

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 13th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

RESSLER, NORMAN W.

  • Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Dalmatia, Pa.
  • Date of issue: 21 August 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire of the enemy.

RILLEY, JOHN PHILLIP

  • Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Rilley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

ROBERTS, CHARLES D.

  • Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo.
  • Date of issue: 21 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines under heavy fire of the enemy.

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE

  • The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863,
    has awarded in the name of The Congress the Medal of Honor to
    LIEUTENANT COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT
    UNITED STATES ARMY
    for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:

Citation: Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt distinguished himself by acts of bravery on 1 July, 1898, near Santiago de Cuba, Republic of Cuba, while leading a daring charge up San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside. Facing the enemy's heavy fire, he displayed extraordinary bravery throughout the charge, and was the frst to reach the enemy trenches, where he quickly killed one of the enemy with his pistol, allowing his men to continue the assault. His leadership and valor turned the tide in the Battle for San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

RUSSELL, HENRY P.

  • Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Russell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

SCOTT, JOSEPH FRANCIS

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Scott displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

SHEPHERD, WARREN J.

  • Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Westover, Pa.
  • Date of issue: 21 August 1899

Citation. Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines under heavy fire from the enemy.

SPICER, WILLIAM

  • Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to. New York
  • G.O. No.: 500, 14 December 1898

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Spicer took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

SULLIVAN, EDWARD

  • Rank and organization: Private, U .S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Sullivan displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

SUNDQUIST, AXEL

  • Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • G.O. No.: 500, 19 December 1898

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Sundquist took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

SUNDQUIST, GUSTAV A.

  • Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Sundquist displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

THOMPKINS, WILLIAM H.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Troop G, 10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Tayabacoa, Cuba, 30 June 1898
  • Entered service at: Paterson, N.J.
  • Date of issue: 23 June 1899

Citation. Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.

TRIPLETT, SAMUEL

  • Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 500, 14 December 1898.

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Triplett took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

VADAS, ALBERT

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. (Named changed to Wadas, Albert.)
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Vadas displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

VAN ETTEN, HUDSON

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Van Etten displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

VOLZ, ROBERT

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Volz displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

WANTON, GEORGE H

  • First black man to receive Medal of Honor
  • Rank and organization: Private, Troop M, 10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Place and date: At Tayabacoa, Cuba, 30 June 1898
  • Entered service at: Paterson, N.J.
  • Date of issue: 23 June 1899

Citation: Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.

WELBORN, IRA C.

  • Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 2 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Mico, Miss.
  • Date of issue: 21 June 1899

Citation: Voluntarily left shelter and went, under fire, to the aid of a private of his company who was wounded.

WENDE, BRUNO

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
  • Entered service at: Canton, Ohio
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

WEST, WALTER SCOTT

  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Accredited to: New Hampshire
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, West displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

WILKE, JULIUS A. R.

  • Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Wilke displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

WILLIAMS, FRANK

  • Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy
  • Accredited to: New York
  • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899
  • Other

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Williams displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period