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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

Matthew Arther

  • Rank: Signal Quartermaster
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Carondelet
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: February 14, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Forts Henry & Donelson, Tennessee, USA
Served on board the U.S.S. Carondelet at the reduction of Forts Henry and Donelson, 6 and 14 February 1862 and other actions. Carrying out his duties as signal quartermaster and captain of the rifled bow gun, S/Q.M. Arthur was conspicuous for valor and devotion, serving most faithfully, effectively and valiantly.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 1864
  • Born: 1835, Scotland
  • Died: June 17, 1890, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA, United States

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