The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to:

Miles M. Oviatt
Buried: Olean, NY

Rank: Corporal
Organization: US Marine Corps
Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama
Date: 5 August 1864
Entered service at: New York
Born: 1 December 1840, Cattaraugus County, NY
Died: 1 November 1880

Citation: On board the USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked the deck, Corporal Oviatt fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious two hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee.