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BATSON, MATTHEW

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Swam the San Juan River in the face of the enemy's fire and drove him from his entrenchments.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) 4th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Philippine Insurrections 1899 Anna, Union County, Illinois

Citation

Swam the San Juan River in the face of the enemy's fire and drove him from his entrenchments.