Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, England. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: Served on board
the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers
and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862. Participating in
the hazardous task of rescuing the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor,
Wagg distinguished himself by meritorious conduct during this operation.
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)