of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, New York.
Entered Service At: Cairo, IL. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
Serving as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Haines
Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862. Taking part in the hour-and-a-half engagement with
the enemy, who had the dead range of the vessel and was punishing her with heavy fire,
Martin served courageously throughout the battle until the Benton was ordered to withdraw.
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