|Anthony J. Carson|
|Born||April 23, 1869|
|Died||April 25, 1943(aged 74)|
|Place of birth||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Place of death||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Place of burial||Mattapan, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Rank||Corporal and later, Sergeant|
|Unit||H Company, 43rd U. S. Volunteer Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Anthony J. Carson April 23, 1869–April 25, 1943 was a United States Army Corporal received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War. Corporal Carson was awarded the Medal on January 4, 1906 for actions on April 15–19, 1900. His Medal was awarded by President Theodore Roosevelt. Carson would later admit that the battle was a defeat.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company H, 43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: At Catubig, Samar, Philippine Islands, April 15–19, 1900. Entered Service At: Malden, Mass. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of Issue: January 4, 1906.
Assumed command of a detachment of the company which had survived an overwhelming attack of the enemy, and by his bravery and untiring efforts and the exercise of extraordinary good judgment in the handling of his men successfully withstood for 2 days the attacks of a large force of the enemy, thereby saving the lives of the survivors and protecting the wounded until relief came.
- ↑ "Anthony J. Carson, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071214025517/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- "Anthony J. Carson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8148080. Retrieved 2007-11-21.
- "Anthony J. Carson, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071214025517/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- "Congressional Medal of Honor awarded by Theodore Roosevelt". Theodore Roosevelt website. http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trmedalsawarded.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "Tingog Katawhan! Kontra sa Diktadurang Arroyo: Samar history: The Battle of Catubig". blogspot.comSamar History. http://tingog.blogspot.com/2006/08/samar-history-battle-of-catubig.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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