Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army in Company A, 9th Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 2, 1864 at Newport Barracks, North Carolina. His citation reads "By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges, Jewett kept a superior force of the enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison."
Bio by: Don Morfe