of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: First Class Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840,
Massachusetts. Accredited To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served as first class fireman on board the U.S.S. Montauk, 21 September 1864. During
the night of 21 September when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of that
vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Rountry, notwithstanding the cry of
"fire in the magazine," forced his way with hose in hand, through the frightened
crowd to the lightroom and put out the flames.
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