The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quarter Gunner, U.S.
Navy. Born: 1840, Kentucky. Accredited to: Kentucky. G.O. No.: 180,
10 October 1872.
On board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Hamburg Harbor, 3 July
1871. Jumping overboard at the imminent risk of his life, Holt, with a comrade, rescued
from drowning one of a party who was thrown from a shore boat into a 4-knot, running tide
while the boat was coming alongside the ship.
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