of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, England. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the
officers and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862. Participating in the
hazardous task of rescuing the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Wagg
distinguished himself by meritorious conduct during this operation.
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