of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York, N.Y.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington,
24 December 1864, to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully during this
period, Betham was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while
under the fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
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