About Gustav Adolf Sundquist
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ordinary Seaman Gustav Adolf Sundquist, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Ordinary Seaman Sundquist displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 529, November 2, 1899
Action Date: May 11, 1898
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Division: U.S.S. Nashville