Captain of the Top, USS Saratoga, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions off Coasters Harbor Island, R.I.
June 25, 1881
Born Boston, MA.
Citation: For jumping overboard from the USS Saratoga, off Coasters Harbor Island, R.I., 25 June 1881, and sustaining until picked up by a boat from the ship, Frank Gallagher, second class boy, who had fallen overboard.