About George Evans Stewart
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) George Evans Stewart, United States Army, for most distinguished gallantry on 26 November 1899, while serving with 19th Infantry, in action at Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands. While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.
General Orders: Date of Issue: June 26, 1900
Action Date: November 26, 1899
Rank: First Lieutenant
Regiment: 19th Infantry