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b. 1835 Scotland. d. 17/03/1890 San Francisco, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/1862 Fort Henry and Fort Donelson.

 

Arther was born in 1835 in Scotland, and joined the US Navy from Boston, Massachusetts in August 1861. He served during the Civil War as a signal quartermaster on the USS Carondelet. During the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in February 1862, he performed his duties as signal quartermaster and captain of the ship's bow gun "faithfully, effectively and valiantly". For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor the next year, on July 10, 1863, and was discharged from the Navy two weeks later.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Carondelet at the reduction of Forts Henry and Donelson, 6 and 14 February 1862 and other actions. Carrying out his duties as signal quartermaster and captain of the rifled bow gun, S/Q.M. Arther was conspicuous for valor and devotion, serving most faithfully, effectively and valiantly.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, CALIFORNIA.

SECTION OS, ROW 16 SITE 1

 

 

 

 

Matthew Arther

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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