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 Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart

Birth
Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 17 Jun 1914 (aged 56)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 2, Grave 7303
Memorial ID 18841 · View Source
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Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. During a relief expedition of the Allied forces in China on the dates of June 13, 20 and 21, 1900, two detachments of Navy Bluejackets and Marines were dispatched as guards for the American Legations. In battles against Boxer militants, hidden snipers and a Chinese cavalry charge, Gunnery Sergeant Stewart with others in his group, fought their way through the siege on Peking. For extreme gallantry in the face of the enemy he was awarded the Medal of Honor in July 1901.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Stewart (17 Feb 1858–17 Jun 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18841, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .