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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

BLAIR, Robert M. (1836-1899)

Born 1836, Peacham. Died 2 Apr 1899; buried Enid Cemetery, Enid, OK. Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy, credited to Vermont (GO #59, 22 Jul 1865). "Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 Dec 1864 to 22 Jan 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Blair was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these actions." Medal of Honor issued, 22 Jun 1865. (NARA File: Pending)

WEBSTER, Henry S. (1845-1910)

Born 7 Jan 1845, Stockholm, NY. Died 2 Jul 1910, Brattleboro; buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fairhaven. Landsman, U.S. Navy, credited to Brooklyn, NY. "On board the U.S.S. Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 Jan 1865. When enemy fire halted the attempt by his landing party to enter the fort and more than two-thirds of the men fell back along the open beach, Webster voluntarily remained with one of his wounded officers, under fire, until aid could be obtained to bring him to the rear." Medal of Honor issued, date unknown. (NARA File: Pending)

For additional details and a complete list of recipients of the Medal of Honor, visit the Medal of Honor Room in the Virtual Museum