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Medal Of Honor Recipients

War With Spain

  • BEYER, ALBERT
    Born: 13 June 1859, Hanover, Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy.
    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.

  • BRADY, GEORGE F.
    Born: 7 September 1867, Ireland.
    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.

  • CAMPBELL, DANIEL
    Born:26 October 1874, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    Rank and Organization: CPrivate, 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.

  • CARTER, JOSEPH E.
    Born: 15 August 1875, Manchester, England.
    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
    Born: 10 May 1869, Ireland.
    Rank and Organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 503, 12 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, Cavanaugh, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.

  • CLAUSEN, CLAUS KRISTIAN
    Born: 9 December 1869, Denmark.
    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 batteries, Clausen displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

  • COONEY, THOMAS C.
    Born: 18 July 1853, Westport, Nova Scotia.
    Rank and Organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy. Born
    Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 497, 3 September 1898.
    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.

  • DOHERTY, THOMAS M
    Born: Ireland
    Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry.
    Place and Date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898.
    Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.

  • EGLIT, JOHN
    Born: 17 October 1874, Finland.
    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.

  • ERICKSON, NICK
    Born: 18 July 1870, Finland.
    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. 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.

  • GAUGHAN, PHILIP
    Born: 17 March 1865, Belmullet, Ireland.
    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
    Born: Ireland
    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.

  • HENDRICKSON, HENRY
    Born: 12 March 1862, Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    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.

  • ITRICH, FRANZ ANTON
    Born: 26 November 1853, Gross Katz, Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 13, 5 December 1900.
    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
    Born: 19 March 1873, Inverness, Scotland.
    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.
    Born: 22 January 1865, Sweden.
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 529, 21 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, Johanson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

  • JOHANSSON, JOHAN J.
    Born: 12 May 1870, Sweden.
    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.

  • JOHNSON, PETER
    Born: 29 December 1857, Sumerland, England.
    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
    Born:4 October 1874, Newmarket, Ireland.
    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, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

  • KELLY, THOMAS
    Born: Ireland
    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
    Born: 20 January 1865, Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    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
    Born: 3 July 1866, Germany.
    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, Krause displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

  • KUCHNEISTER, HERMANN WILLIAM
    Born: Hamburg, Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
    Citation: FOn 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

  • MAXWELL, JOHN
    Born: 21 June 1841, Ireland.
    Rank and Organization: Fireman Second Class, U.S.
    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.

  • MEYER, WILLIAM
    Born: 22 June 1863, Germany.
    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
    Born: 4 May 1879, Noel Shore, Hants County, Nova Scotia.
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Place and Date: On board the U.S.S. Nashville, Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
    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
    Born: 5 June 1877, Noel Shore, Hants County, Nova Scotia
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    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.

  • MONTAGUE, DANIEL
    Born: 22 October 1867, Wicklow, Ireland.
    Rank and Organization: Chief Master-at-Arms, U.S. Navy.
    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.
    Born: 23 May 1869, England.
    Rank and Organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy.
    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
    Born:29 March 1861, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    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
    Born: 1869, Ireland.
    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.

  • NELSON, LAURITZ
    Born: 26 March 1860, Norway.
    Rank and Organization: Sailmaker's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    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
    Born: 8 August 1860, Colchester, England.
    Rank and Organization: Gunner's Mate Second 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, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

  • OLSEN, ANTON
    Born: 26 April 1867, Norway.
    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.

  • RUSSELL, HENRY P.
    Born: 10 June 1878, Quebec, Canada.
    Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy.
    Place: 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.

  • SPICER, WILLIAM
    Born: 28 May 1864, England.
    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
    Born: 16 May 1870, Cork, Ireland.
    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
    Born: 26 May 1867, Furland, Russia.
    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.
    Born: 4 June 1879, Sweden.
    Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 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, Sundquist displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

  • VADAS, ALBERT
    Born: 26 March 1876, Austria-Hungary.
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. (Named changed to Wadas, Albert.)
    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, Vadas displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period .

  • WENDE, BRUNO
    Born: Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and Date: At El Caney, 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 from the enemy

  • WILKE, JULIUS A. R.
    Born: 14 November 1860, Germany.
    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
    Born: 19 October 1872, Germany.
    Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Place: 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, Williams displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.


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