of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GIFFORD, DAVID L.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry. Place
and Date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864. Birth: Dartmouth, Mass. Date
of Issue: 21 January 1897.
Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of
Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in
conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a
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