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Oscar Wadsworth Field
Born (1873-10-06)October 6, 1873
Died January 5, 1912(1912-01-05) (aged 38)
Place of birth Jersey City, New Jersey
Place of burial Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Private
Unit USS Nashville (PG-7)
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Oscar Wadsworth Field (October 6, 1873 – January 5, 1912) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


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.[1][2]

He died January 5, 1912, was buried at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. His grave can be found in section Q, row A, grave 9.[1][3]

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.[2]


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.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oscar Wadsworth Field". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  2. 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. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  3. Holt, Dean W. (2010). American Military Cemeteries. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 79. ISBN 9780786440238. 

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