of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
SMITH, WALTER B.
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827, New York. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with
the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous at his station
throughout the prolonged action, Smith rendered outstanding service at the 100-pounder
rifle on the topgallant forecastle and while firing his musket into the gun ports of the
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