Peter Stewart (Medal of Honor)
Medal of Honor recipient
February 17, 1858|
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Died||June 17, 1914(aged 56)|
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1883 - 1909|
|Awards||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.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Peter Stewart". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- "Medal of Honor recipient Peter Stewart". Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
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