List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Spanish–American War

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The Spanish-American War (Spanish: Guerra Hispano-Estadounidense, desastre del 98, Guerra Hispano-Cubana-Norteamericana or Guerra de Cuba ) was a military conflict between Spain and the United States. It began in April 1898. Hostilities halted in August of that year. The Treaty of Paris was signed in December.

The war began after America demanded Spain peacefully end the Cuban fight for independence. The demand was rejected. Strong expansionist sentiment in the United States may have motivated the government to target Spain's remaining overseas territories. These territories included Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam and the Caroline Islands.[1]

Riots in Havana by pro-Spanish "Voluntarios" gave the United States a reason to send in the warship USS Maine. It was sent to indicate high American interest. Tension among the American people was raised because of the explosion of the USS Maine. "Yellow journalism" added to it accusing Spain of doing a lot of bad things. This made the American public opinion show increased support of the conflict. The war ended after decisive naval victories for the United States in the Philippines and Cuba.

The Treaty of Paris ended the conflict 109 days after the outbreak of war. That gave the United States ownership of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam.

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal it is commonly presented to the recipient after they are killed (posthumously).[2]

Recipients[change | change source]

      This with the   indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes[3]
Head of a man with close cropped hair and a bushy mustache wearing a sailor suit with a wide flat collar and a scarf tied around the neck. A shield-shaped frame is drawn around the man's portrait. Baker, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Baker Navy Coxswain aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head and shoulders of a man with neatly combed hair and a handlebar mustache wearing a plain military jacket with the letters "U.S.V." on the upright collar. Baker, Jr., Edward L.Edward L. Baker, Jr. Army Sergeant Major Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 Left cover and, under fire, rescued a wounded comrade from drowning.
Barrow, David D.David D. Barrow Navy Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head and torso of a young black man wearing a suit and tie with a watch chain hanging from a jacket button. He has a cap pushed high up on his forehead and tilted over his left ear. Bell, DennisDennis Bell Army Private Tayabacoa, Cuba 01898-06-30 June 30 1898 Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.
Bennett, James H.James H. Bennett Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Berg, GeorgeGeorge Berg Army Private Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Beyer, AlbertAlbert Beyer Navy Coxswain aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Blume, RobertRobert Blume Navy Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Brady, George F.George F. Brady Navy Chief Gunner's Mate aboard the USS Winslow, Battle of Cárdenas, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the actions at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Bright, George W.George W. Bright Navy Coal Passer aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Brookin, OscarOscar Brookin Army Private Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Buzzard, Ulysses G.Ulysses G. Buzzard Army Corporal Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Campbell, DanielDaniel Campbell Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S.Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Cantrell, Charles P.Charles P. Cantrell Army Private Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Carter, Joseph E.Joseph E. Carter Navy Blacksmith aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Cavanaugh, ThomasThomas Cavanaugh Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Potomac from Cat Island to Nassau 01898-11-14 November 14 1898 On board the U.S.S.Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898.
Chadwick, LeonardLeonard Chadwick Navy Apprentice First Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S.Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Head of a white man with neatly combed hair and a bushy mustache wearing a double-breasted military jacket with two columns of large buttons down the chest. Charrette, GeorgeGeorge Charrette Navy Gunner's Mate First Class USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Church, James R.James R. Church Army Assistant Surgeon Las Guasimas, Cuba 01898-06-24 June 24 1898 In addition to performing gallantly the duties pertaining to his position, voluntarily and unaided carried several seriously wounded men from the firing line to a secure position in the rear, each instance being subjected to a very heavy fire and great exposure and danger.
Head of a white man with mustache wearing a sailor suit with a wide flat collar open at the front. Clausen, Claus K. R.Claus K. R. Clausen Navy Coxswain USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Cooney, Thomas C.Thomas C. Cooney Navy Chief Machinist aboard the USS Winslow, Battle of Cárdenas, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.Torpedo Boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Crouse, William A.William A. Crouse Navy Watertender aboard the USS Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands 01898-05-21 May 21 1898 On board the U.S.S.Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, P.I., 21 May 1898.
Cummins, Andrew J.Andrew J. Cummins Army Sergeant Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Davis, JohnJohn Davis Navy Gunner's Mate Third Class aboard U.S.S.Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
De Swan, John F.John F. De Swan Army Private Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Head of a white man with handlebar mustache wearing a sailor suit and a flat cap. Deignan, OsbornOsborn Deignan Navy Coxswain USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Doherty, Thomas M.Thomas M. Doherty Army Corporal Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Doran, John J.John J. Doran Navy Boatswain's Mate Second Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head of a white man with mustache wearing a sailor suit with a scarf tied around the neck and a flat cap. Around the portrait is a shield-shaped frame. Durney, Austin J.Austin J. Durney Navy Blacksmith aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Eglit, JohnJohn Eglit Navy Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Ehle, John W.John W. Ehle Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands 01898-05-21 May 21 1898 On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898.
Erickson, NickNick Erickson Navy Coxswain aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Field, Oscar W.Oscar W. Field Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Fitzgerald, JohnJohn Fitzgerald Marine Corps Private Cuzco, Cuba 01898-06-14 June 14 1898 For heroism and gallantry in action.
Foss, Herbert L.Herbert L. Foss Navy Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Fournia, Frank O.Frank O. Fournia Army Private Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Joseph J. Franklin circa 1918 Franklin, Joseph J.Joseph J. Franklin Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Gaughan, PhilipPhilip Gaughan Marine Corps Sergeant aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Gibbons, MichaelMichael Gibbons Navy Oiler aboard the USS Nashville near Cienfugos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Gill, FreemanFreeman Gill Navy Gunner's Mate First Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Graves, Thomas J.Thomas J. Graves Army Private Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Hardaway, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Hardaway Army First Lieutenant Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Hart, WilliamWilliam Hart Navy Machinist First Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head of a man with full beard wearing a dark military jacket over a white shirt. Heard, John WilliamJohn William Heard Army First Lieutenant Mouth of Manimani River, west of Bahia Honda, Cuba 01898-07-23 July 23 1898 After 2 men had been shot down by Spaniards while transmitting orders to the engine-room on the Wanderer, the ship having become disabled, this officer took the position held by them and personally transmitted the orders, remaining at his post until the ship was out of danger.
Hendrickson, HenryHenry Hendrickson Navy Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Hill, FrankFrank Hill Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Hoban, ThomasThomas Hoban Navy Coxswain aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a wide mustache and carefully combed hair wearing a plain military jacket with a single bar on each side of the collar. Hobson, Richmond P.Richmond P. Hobson Navy Lieutenant USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-03 June 3 1898 In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the fortified harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898.
Hull, James L.James L. Hull Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands 01898-05-21 May 21 1898 On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898.
Itrich, Franz A.Franz A. Itrich Navy Chief Carpenter's Mate aboard the USS Petrel, Manila, Philippine Islands 01898-05-01 May 1 1898 Serving in the presence of the enemy, Itrich displayed heroism during the action.
Jardine, AlexanderAlexander Jardine Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Potomac from Cat Island to Nassau 01898-11-14 November 14 1898 On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898.
Johanson, John P.John P. Johanson Navy Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Johansson, Johan J.Johan J. Johansson Navy Ordinary Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Johnsen, HansHans Johnsen Navy Chief Machinist aboard the USS Winslow, Battle of Cárdenas, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Johnson, PeterPeter Johnson Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Vixen 01898-05-28 May 28 1898 On board the U.S.S. Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898.
Kearney, MichaelMichael Kearney Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Keefer, Philip B.Philip B. Keefer Navy Coppersmith aboard the USS Iowa off Santiago de Cuba 01898-07-20 July 20 1898 On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898.
Keller, WilliamWilliam Keller Army Private Santiago de Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Head of a white man with mustache wearing a suit and bow tie. Kelly, FrancisFrancis Kelly Navy Watertender USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Kelly, ThomasThomas Kelly Army Private Santiago de Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Kramer, FranzFranz Kramer Navy Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For setting an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Krause, ErnestErnest Krause Navy Coxswain aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Kuchneister, Hermann W.Hermann W. Kuchneister Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Lee, FitzFitz Lee Army Private Tayabacoa, Cuba 01898-06-30 June 30 1898 Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts had been frustrated.
Levery, WilliamWilliam Levery Navy Apprentice First Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head and torso of a young white man wearing a forage cap and a heavy double-breasted coat with two columns of buttons down the chest. MacNeal, Harry L.Harry L. MacNeal Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Brooklyn (CA-3), Battle of Santiago de Cuba 01898-07-03 July 3 1898 For displaying gallantry while under fire.
Mager, George F.George F. Mager Navy Apprentice First Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Mahoney, GeorgeGeorge Mahoney Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Vixen 01898-05-28 May 28 1898 On board the U.S.S. Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898. Following the explosion of the lower front manhole gasket of boiler A of that vessel, Mahoney displayed great coolness and self-possession in entering the fireroom.
Maxwell, JohnJohn Maxwell Navy Fireman Second Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Meredith, JamesJames Meredith Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.Name changed to Patrick F.Ford, Jr.
White man with mustache, hands on his hips, wearing a full sailor suit with lanyard around the neck, and single medal on the left breast, and a flat cap. Around the portrait is an oval-shaped frame with four stars. Meyer, WilliamWilliam Meyer Navy Carpenter's Mate Third Class aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness through this action.
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a sailor suit with a star-shaped medal on the left breast and a flat cap with a ribbon tied on the side. Miller, Harry H.Harry H. Miller Navy Seaman aboard the U.S.S.Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 On board the U.S.S. Nashville, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Head and shoulders of a young white man with thick hair wearing a flat cap and a sailor suit with three medals on the left breast. Miller, WillardWillard Miller Navy Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head and torso of a seated white man with mustache and gray hair wearing a military jacket and white gloves, holding a peaked cap in one hand with the hilt of an ornate sword resting against his leg. Mills, Albert LeopoldAlbert Leopold Mills Army Captain and Assistant Adjutant General Near Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 Distinguished gallantry in encouraging those near him by his bravery and coolness after being shot through the head and entirely without sight.
Head of a white man with handlebar mustache wearing a suit and bow tie and peaked cap. Montague, DanielDaniel Montague Navy Chief Master-at-Arms USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Morin, William H.William H. Morin Navy Boatswain's Mate Second Class aboard the USS Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 01898-07-26 July 26 1898 – 01898-07-27 July 27 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898.
Muller, FrederickFrederick Muller Navy Mate aboard the USS Wompatuck, First Battle of Manzanillo, Cuba 01898-06-30 June 30 1898 For displaying heroism and gallantry under fire.
Head of a white man with neatly combed hair and handlebar mustache wearing a suit and tie. Murphy, John E.John E. Murphy Navy Coxswain USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Nash, James J.James J. Nash Army Private Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Nee, George H.George H. Nee Army Private Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Nelson, LauritzLauritz Nelson Navy Sailmaker's Mate aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Oakley, WilliamWilliam Oakley Navy Gunner's Mate Second Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Olsen, AntonAnton Olsen Navy Ordinary Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Parker, PomeroyPomeroy Parker Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Head and torso of a young black man in sailor suit and flat cap with a lanyard around his neck. Around the portrait is a circular frame with five stars. Penn, RobertRobert Penn Navy Fireman First Class aboard the USS Iowa off Santiago de Cuba 01898-07-20 July 20 1898 On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898.
Pfisterer, HermanHerman Pfisterer Army Musician Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Head of a white man with a very wide handlebar mustache and closely cropped hair wearing a sailor suit. Phillips, George F.George F. Phillips Navy Machinist First Class USS Merrimac, harbor of Santiago de Cuba 01898-06-02 June 2 1898 For displaying extraordinary heroism while under heavy fire from Spanish batteries.
Polond, AlfredAlfred Polond Army Private Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Quick, John H.John H. Quick Marine Corps Sergeant battle of Cuzco, Cuba 01898-06-14 June 14 1898 Quick signaled the USS Dolphin on 3 different occasions while exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy.
Quinn, Alexander M.Alexander M. Quinn Army Sergeant Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Ressler, Norman W.Norman W. Ressler Army Corporal Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Rilley, John P.John P. Rilley Navy Landsman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Roberts, Charles DuValCharles DuVal Roberts Army Second Lieutenant Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Profile of a white man, arms crossed, with drooping mustache and pince-nez glasses wearing a Hardee hat and a military jacket with the letters "U.S.V" on the upright collar. Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt  Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of San Juan Hill, near Santiago de Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For leading a daring charge up San Juan Hill. Was awarded by President Bill Clinton on January 16, 2001. The only President to earn the Medal of Honor.
Russell, Henry P.Henry P. Russell Navy Landsman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Scott, Joseph F.Joseph F. Scott Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Shepherd, Warren J.Warren J. Shepherd Army Corporal Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
Spicer, WilliamWilliam Spicer Navy Gunner's Mate First Class aboard the USS Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 01898-07-26 July 26 1898 – 01898-07-27 July 27 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898.
Sullivan, EdwardEdward Sullivan Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Sundquist, AxelAxel Sundquist Navy Chief Carpenter's Mate aboard the USS Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 01898-07-26 July 26 1898 – 01898-07-27 July 27 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898.
Sundquist, Gustav A.Gustav A. Sundquist Navy Ordinary Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Thompkins, William H.William H. Thompkins Army Private Tayabacoa, Cuba 01898-06-30 June 30 1898 Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.
Head and shoulders of a man with a bushy drooping mustache wearing a flat cap and sailor suit. Around the portrait is an oval frame and a depiction of a steamship underway. Triplett, SamuelSamuel Triplett Navy Ordinary Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 01898-07-26 July 26 1898 – 01898-07-27 July 27 1898 On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Triplett took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.
Vadas, AlbertAlbert Vadas Navy Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.Name changed to Albert Wadas.
Van Etten, HudsonHudson Van Etten Navy Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Volz, RobertRobert Volz Navy Seaman aboard the USS Nashville, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Wanton, George H.George H. Wanton Army Private Tayabacoa, Cuba 01898-06-30 June 30 1898 Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.
Head and shoulders of a white man standing erect, wearing a peaked cap over his eyes and a double-breasted military jacket with thick braided cords on the shoulders, three medals on the left breast, and a star-shaped medal hanging from his neck. Welborn, Ira ClintonIra Clinton Welborn Army Second Lieutenant Santiago, Cuba 01898-07-02 July 2 1898 Voluntarily left shelter and went, under fire, to the aid of a private of his company who was wounded.
Wende, BrunoBruno Wende Army Private Battle of El Caney, Cuba 01898-07-01 July 1 1898 For assisting in the rescue of the wounded while under heavy fire.
West, Walter S.Walter S. West Marine Corps Private aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Wilke, Julius A. R.Julius A. R. Wilke Navy Boatswain's Mate First Class aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.
Williams, FrankFrank Williams Navy Seaman aboard the USS Marblehead, Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba 01898-05-11 May 11 1898 For displaying extraordinary bravery and coolness under fire.

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