Peter Stewart (Medal of Honor)

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Peter Stewart
US Navy Medal of Honor (1862 original).png
Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1858-02-17)February 17, 1858
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died June 17, 1914(1914-06-17) (aged 56)
Place of burial Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1883 - 1909
Rank Gunnery Sergeant
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Gunnery Sergeant Peter Stewart (February 17, 1858 – June 17, 1914) was a member of the United States Marine Corps and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

He was one a group of U.S. sailors and Marines dispatched to guard the United States legation in Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion, and was awarded the medal for his extreme gallantry in four separate actions during June 1900.

Stewart was buried at the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, Section 2, Grave 7303.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 17 February 1858, Airdrie, Scotland. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.


In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Stewart distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

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