of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WEBSTER, HENRY S.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Stockholm, N.Y. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 49, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
When enemy fire halted the attempt by his landing party to enter the fort and more than
two-thirds of the men fell back along the open beach, Webster voluntarily remained with
one of his wounded officers, under fire, until aid could be obtained to bring him to the
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