of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
JEWETT, ERASTUS W.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Company A, 9th Vermont Infantry. Place
and Date: At Newport Barracks, N.C., 2 February 1864. Entered Service At: St.
Albans, Vt. Birth: St. Albans, Vt. Date of Issue: 8 September 1891.
By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges kept a superior force of the
enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison.
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