Batson, Matthew Arlington, MAJ

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Last Rank
Major (Cavalry)
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1620-Cavalry Platoon Leader
Last MOS Group
Primary Unit
1899-1901, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1888 - 1902


Major (Cavalry)

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Batson, Matthew Arlington (MOH), MAJ.
Contact Info
Home Town
Anna, Illinois
Last Address
Wheeling, Ohio

Date of Passing
Jan 13, 1917
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Lot 3604-WS

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 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1898, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1898, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during the Philippine Insurrection as a First Lieutenant in the 4th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Calamba, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on July 26, 1899. His citation reads "Swam the San Juan River in the face of the enemy's fire and drove him from his entrenchment's." His Medal was awarded to him on March 8, 1902.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
9th Cavalry4th US Cavalry 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1891-1898, 9th Cavalry
  1898-1899, 4th US Cavalry
  1899-1901, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
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