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HEARD, JOHN

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After two men had been shot down by Spaniards while transmitting orders to the engine-room on the Wanderer, the ship having become disabled, this officer took the position held by them and personally transmitted the orders, remaining at his post until the ship was out of danger.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brigadier General) 3d U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Spanish American 1898 Woodstock, Mississippi

Citation

After two men had been shot down by Spaniards while transmitting orders to the engine-room on the Wanderer, the ship having become disabled, this officer took the position held by them and personally transmitted the orders, remaining at his post until the ship was out of danger.