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Joseph Francis Scott

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Years of service  1888 - 1901
Rank  Corporal
Name  Joseph Scott
Awards  Medal of Honor

Born  June 4, 1864 Boston, Massachusetts (1864-06-04)
Place of burial  Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died  February 28, 1941, Massachusetts, United States
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps

Battles and wars  Spanish–American War
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Spanish–American War

Joseph Francis Scott (June 4, 1864 – February 28, 1941) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

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Biography

Scott was born on June 4, 1864 in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the Marine Corps from Boston in August 1888, and was honorably discharged in May 1901.

Scott died on February 28, 1941 and is buried at Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 4 June 1864, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.

Citation:

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, Scott displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

References

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