ARTHER, MATTHEW - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Scotland.

Entered service at:   Boston, Mass. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.

Citation:   Served on board the U.S.S. Carondelet at the reduction of Forts Henry and Donelson, 6 and 14 February 1862 and other actions. Carrying out his duties as signal quartermaster and captain of the rifled bow gun, S/Q.M. Arther was conspicuous for valor and devotion, serving most faithfully, effectively and valiantly.

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)