Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
Entered service at: Plymouth,
Mass. Born: 9 July 1838, Plymouth, Mass.
Citation: On board the U.S.S.
Sciota prior to the battle Vicksburg, on 28 June 1862. Struck by a bullet
which severed his left arm above the elbow, Hathaway displayed exceptional
courage as his ship sustained numerous damaging hits from stem to stern
while proceeding down the river to fight the battle of Vicksburg.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)