Rank and organization: Paymaster's Steward, U.S. Navy.
Place and date:
Ship Island Sound, La., 23 November 1863. Entered service at?. Born:
1840, Kittery, Maine.
Date of issue: 16 April 1864.
Citation: Served as
paymaster's steward on board the U.S.S. Commodore, November 1863. Carrying
out his duties courageously, Seward "volunteered to go on the field amidst
a heavy fire to recover the bodies of 2 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.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)