at Anna, Illinois on April 24, 1866, he earned the
while serving in the Philippine Insurrection with the 4th United States
Cavalry at Calamba, Luzon, Philippines, on July 26, 1899.
He died on January 13, 1917 and was buried
in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Matthew Arlington Batson of Illinois
Private and Corporal, Company M and Company
G, 2nd United States Cavalry, 9
April 1888 to 1 August 1891
Second Lieutenant, 9th United States Cavalry,
31 July 1891
First Lieutenant, 4th United States Cavalry,
9 July 1898
Transferred to the 1st United States Cavalry,
1 December 1900
Major, Squadron, Philippine Cavalry,
3 April 1900
Honorably mustered out of the Volunteer Service,
30 June 1901
Captain, 15th United States Cavalry, 2 February
Retired 6 February 1902
Awarded the Medal of Honor, 7 February 1902
for most distinguished gallantry at Calamba Luzon, Philippine Islands,
26 July 1899 when, as First Lieutenant, 4th United States Cavlary, in swimming
the San Juan river in the face of the enemy’s fire and driving him from
BATSON, MATTHEW A.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th
U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Calamba, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 26
July 1899. Entered service at: Carbondale, Illinois. Birth: Anna, Illinois.
Date of issue: 8 March 1902.
Citation: Swam the San Juan River in
the face of the enemy's fire and drove him from his entrenchments.
BATSON, MATTHEW A
United States Army
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 01/13/1917
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/13/1917
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 3604WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006
Michael Robert Patterson
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