Medal of Honor Recipient -
Civil War. Rank and organization: Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born:
1835, Scotland. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July
1863. Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Carondelet at the reduction of
Forts Henry and Donelson, 6 and 14 February 1862 and other actions.
Carrying out his duties as signal quartermaster and captain of the rifled
bow gun, S/Q.M. Arther was conspicuous for valor and devotion,
serving most faithfully, effectively and valiantly.