November 14, 1898 – This Day During The Spanish–American War – Medal of Honor recipient’s for actions during the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Potomac.

November 14, 1898 – Medal of Honor recipient’s for actions during the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Potomac.

Thomas Cavanaugh Medal of Honor recipient (born May 10, 1869)
Alexander Jardine Medal of Honor recipient (October 17, 1874 – February 22, 1949)

official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, These men, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger

Thomas Cavanaugh Medal of Honor recipient
Alexander Jardine Medal of Honor recipient

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