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John Mapes Adams

  • Birth 11 Oct 1871 Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 6 Jan 1921 Fort Wadsworth, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 2, Grave 8262
  • Memorial ID 6404097

Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and served under the alias of "George Lawrence Day". While a Sergeant, he was detailed as part of the Marine Corps contingent in the China Relief Expedition during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Tientsin, China on July 13, 1900, with his citation reading "In the presence of the enemy, Adams distinguished himself by meritorious conduct". His Medal was awarded to him on July 19, 1901.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6404097
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Mapes Adams (11 Oct 1871–6 Jan 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6404097, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .