Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
December 09, 1862 at Hoboken, NJ
Entered Service in the US
Army from Philadelphia, PA
27, 1942 at the age of 79
The Medal of Honor During the China Relief For heroism on July
13, 1900 at Tientsin, China
Early at the
turn of the century a rebel force in China that called itself the
Society of "Righteous and Harmonious Fists",
subsequently called the "Boxers", initiated a rebellion
in China that threatened the legations of several nations in
Peking and Tientsen. The 1st Regiment (Marines) under Major
Littleton Waller arrived in China on June 19 and tried to seize
Tientsin, but was driven back. On June 23 Waller's Marines finally
entered the Tientsin, where they held tenuously until reinforced
by U.S. Army troops on July 12. In a major engagement the
following day Captain Andrew Brewster earned the Medal of Honor
for rescuing two of his men from drowning, despite a hail of
continuing enemy fire.Three members of the newly arrived U.S. Army
forces earned Medals of Honor on this day, the first Army awards
in the month-old conflict. Captain Brewster's comrades cited in
the actions of this day were First Lieutenant Louis Lawton and
Private Robert Von Schlick. Five Marines also were awarded Medals
of Honor for the July 13 battle at Tientsin.