Henry Webster, USN, Medal of Honor

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Henry S. Webster

Birthplace: Stockholm, New York, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Julia E. Webster

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Henry Webster, USN, Medal of Honor

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Landsman Henry S. Webster, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 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, Landsman Webster voluntarily remained with one of his wounded officers, under fire, until aid could be obtained to bring him to the rear.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (June 22, 1865)

Action Date: January 15, 1865

Service: Navy

Rank: Landsman

Division: U.S.S. Susquehanna


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Henry Webster, USN, Medal of Honor's Timeline

January 7, 1845
Stockholm, New York, USA
July 2, 1910
Age 65
Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, USA