Matthew Arlington Batson Photo

Matthew Arlington Batson

Born: Apr 24, 1866

Death: Jan 13, 1917

Birthplace: Anna

Nationality: United States

Matthew Arlington Batson

Date of Birth : Apr 24, 1866
Date of Death : Jan 13, 1917
Birth Place : Anna

Matthew Arlington Batson was a United States Army Officer who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War. 1st Lieutenant Batson was awarded the medal for swimming the San Juan River under enemy fire. He was awarded his medal alongside Captain Hugh J. McGrath who performed the same feat.

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