The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 6
February 1853, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 169, 8
On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of Korean forts,
11 June 1871. Fighting courageously in hand-tohand combat, Owens was badly wounded by the
enemy during this action.
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