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b. 24/11/1878 Middletown, Delaware. d. 18/05/1940 Boston, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Chadwick was born in Middletown, Delaware and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia on October 26, 1895, serving aboard the USS Richmond, Vermont, Constellation, Alliance, Puritan, Brooklyn, Texas and Marblehead.

 

Chadwick was one of fifty-two men to receive the Medal of Honor for an operation involving locating and cutting oceanic cables to block communication from a cable house off the shore of Cientuegos, Cuba. He received his medal on July 7, 1899.

 

After his discharge, Chadwick moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he sold insurance and worked in the Morocco leather industry. A 1923 accident left him with a dislocated elbow and knee and he was declared totally disabled in 1937. Chadwick died at his home of asphyxiation and alcoholism on May 18, 1940, and was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Chadwick set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, MATTAPAN, MASSACHUSETTS.

Spanish American War Lot, Grave 25, Row 4 {possibly 9}, Highland Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard B Chadwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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