of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840 Cambridge,
N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No. 59, 22 June 1865.
As seaman on board the U.S.S. Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865. Serving
with the Army in charge of Navy howitzers during the attack on St. Marks and throughout
this fierce engagement, Read made remarkable efforts in assisting transport of the gun,
and his coolness and determination in courageously standing by his gun while under the
fire of the enemy were a credit to the service to which he belonged.
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