|Oscar Wadsworth Field|
|Born||October 6, 1873|
|Died||January 5, 1912(aged 38)|
|Place of birth||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Place of burial||Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Unit||USS Nashville (PG-7)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Field was born on October 6, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey, and after entering the Marine Corps in 1896 was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Nashville (PG-7) as a private.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 6 October 1873, Jersey City, N.J. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Field set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Oscar Wadsworth Field". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2502. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (A–L)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 26, 2011. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- ↑ Holt, Dean W. (2010). American Military Cemeteries. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 79. ISBN 9780786440238. http://books.google.com/books?id=UtGA-cP3-HsC&pg=PA79.
- Oscar Wadsworth Field at Find a Grave
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