Recipient Detail

 

MATTHEWS, JOSEPH

Rank: Captain of the Top
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1849, Malta
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 326
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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MATTHEWS, JOSEPH Photo
 
Citation

For courageous conduct in going over the stern of the U.S.S. Constitution at sea, 13 February 1879, during a heavy gale, and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains.