Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Stockholm, N.Y.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 49, 22 June 1865.
Citation: On board
the U.S.S. Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
When enemy fire halted the attempt by his landing party to enter the fort
and more than two_thirds of the men fell back along the open beach, Webster
voluntarily remained with one of his wounded officers, under fire, until
aid could be obtained to bring him to the rear.
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)