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HATHAWAY, EDWARD

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On board the U.S.S. Sciota prior to the battle of Vicksburg, 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Sciota

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Sciota prior to the battle of Vicksburg, 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.