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 Joseph Matthews

Joseph Matthews

Birth
Malta
Death 11 Nov 1912 (aged 63)
Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Burial Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 19, Lot 4
Memorial ID 51593114 · View Source
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Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at Pennsylvania and served as a Captain of the Top. His place of action was at sea, northeast Atlantic, west of the English Channel. His citation reads "For courageous conduct in going over the stern of the USS Constitution at sea, 13 February 1879, during a heavy gale, and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains".

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 25 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51593114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Matthews (May 1849–11 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51593114, citing Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .