David L. Gifford
Private, U.S. Army, Company B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry. Awarded for actions at Ashepoo River, S.C.
May 24, 1864
Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.