of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, England. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the
hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire
from Fort Moultrie. Rowing the small boat which was used in the hazardous task of
transferring hawsers from the Lehigh to the Nahant. Irving twice succeeded in making the
trip, while under severe fire from the enemy, only to find that each had been in vain when
the hawsers were cut by hostile fire and chaffing.
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