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 Richard Henry Seward

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Richard Henry Seward

  • Birth 10 Oct 1840 Kittery, York County, Maine, USA
  • Death 30 May 1899 Kittery, York County, Maine, USA
  • Burial Kittery Point, York County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 7256141

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was in the Union Navy. His true name was Richard Henry Seaward. His citation reads "Served as paymaster's steward on board the USS Commodore, November 1863. Carrying out his duties courageously, Seward "volunteered to go on the field amidst a heavy fire to recover the bodies of two soldiers which he brought off with the aid of others; a second instance of personal valor within a fortnight." Promoted to acting master's mate."

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 12 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7256141
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Henry Seward (10 Oct 1840–30 May 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7256141, citing First Christian Church Cemetery, Kittery Point, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .