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.
Accredited to: New Jersey
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: November 19, 1868, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA, United States
Died: September 16, 1937, Washington, DC
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (6-9752-SS), Arlington, VA, United States
Location of Medal:
Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mount Pleasant, SC