Photograph of the Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded to Herbert L. Foss

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Title

Photograph of the Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded to Herbert L. Foss

Description

This photograph depicts the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Herbert L. Foss. According to the citation, he was given the medal for the following reasons: "On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Foss set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action."

Subject

Foss, Herbert Lewis, 1871-1937
War
Naval warfare
Sailors
Military decorations
Medals
Courage
Military leadership

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Medals

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)
Cienfuegos (Cuba)

Temporal Coverage

1898 May 11

Citation

“Photograph of the Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded to Herbert L. Foss,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed December 16, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/315.