Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, New York. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
Citation: Serving on board the
U.S.S. Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering
on the Stono River on this date the U.S.S. Isaac Smith became trapped in
a rebel ambush. Fired on from two sides, she fought her guns until disabled.
Suffering heavy casualties and at the mercy of the enemy who was delivering
a raking fire from every side, she struck her colors out of regard for
the wounded aboard, and all aboard were taken prisoners. Carrying out his
duties bravely through this action, Stout was severely wounded and lost
his right arm while returning the rebel fire.
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)