b. 09/07/1839 Plymouth, Massachusetts. d. 06/04/1916 Salem, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/06/1862 near Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Born on July 9, 1839, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Hathaway was still living in that city when he joined the Navy. He served during the Civil War as a seaman on the USS Sciota. On June 28, 1862, Sciota was heading down the Mississippi River to participate in an attack on Vicksburg when it came under heavy fire. Hathaway “displayed exceptional courage” after being severely wounded. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor five years later on October 3, 1867.
On board the U.S.S. Sciota prior to the battle of Vicksburg, 28 June 1862. Struck by a bullet which severed his left arm above the elbow, Hathaway displayed exceptional courage as his ship sustained numerous damaging hits from stem to stern while proceeding down the river to fight the battle of Vicksburg.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS.
RADIANT PATH, LOT 2147.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.