About Alexander Parker
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Boatswain's Mate Alexander Parker, United States Navy, for gallant conduct in attempting to save a shipmate from drowning at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, on 25 July 1876.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 215 (August 9, 1876)
Action Date: July 25, 1876
Rank: Boatswain's Mate