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.
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