NELSON, Lauritz

US Navy. Born 26 Mar 1860 in Norway. Spanish-American War: Sailmaker’s Mate. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on 11 May 1898, facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Nelson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 362, 1015)