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SEWARD, RICHARD

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Served as paymaster's steward on board the U.S.S. Commodore, November 1863. Carrying out his duties courageously, Seward "volunteered to go on the field amidst a heavy fire to recover the bodies of two soldiers which he brought off with the aid of others; a second instance of personal valor within a fortnight." Promoted to acting master's mate.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Navy Paymaster's Steward (highest rank: Master's Mate) U.S.S. Commodore

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Kittery, York County, Maine

Citation

Served as paymaster's steward on board the U.S.S. Commodore, November 1863. Carrying out his duties courageously, Seward "volunteered to go on the field amidst a heavy fire to recover the bodies of two soldiers which he brought off with the aid of others; a second instance of personal valor within a fortnight." Promoted to acting master's mate.