About John Francis Deswan
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Francis Deswan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1898, while serving with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry, in action at Santiago, Cuba. Private Deswan gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
General Orders: Date of Issue: June 22, 1899
Action Date: July 1, 1898
Company: Company H
Division: 21st U.S. Infantry