of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Ireland.
Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Served on board the U.S.S. Crusader and the Keokuk during various actions of those
vessels. Carrying out his duties skillfully while on board the U.S.S. Crusader, Q.M.
Anderson, on all occasions, set forth the greatest intrepidity and devotion. During the
attack on Charleston, while serving on board the U.S.S. Keokuk, Q.M. Anderson was
stationed at the wheel when shot penetrated the house and, with the scattering of the
iron, used his own body as a shield for his commanding officer.
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