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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 24/04/1866 Anna, Illinois. d. 13/01/1917 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 26/07/1899 Calamba, Luzon, Philippines.

 

Batson joined the 2nd United States Cavalry on 9 April 1888 and was commissioned as an officer in August 1891. He retired as a Major of volunteers and a Regular Army Captain in February 1902.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 2, Grave 3604-WS

Matthew Arlington Batson

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