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Lieutenant Bertholf's medal of honor Letter to Lieutenant Ellsworth Price Bertholf Presenting Him With The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
August 15, 1904 - Sir: It affords me great pleasure to forward to you herewith the Gold Medal by President William McKinley, and ordered by unanimous vote of the Congress of the United States in recognition of your heroic services as one of the three officers of the Revenue Cutter Service who composed the Overland Expedition...
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The Coast Guard Cutter Bear stuck in the ice Harper's New Monthly Magazine
The Rescue of the Whalers
A Sled Journey of 1600 Miles in Arctic Regions.
By Lieutenant Ellsworth P. Bertholf, U.S.R.C.S. - June, 1899
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old sailing ships at harbor Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf
Before There Was A Coast Guard, Future First Commandant Won Admiration For Daring Alaskan Expeditions
By Bethanne Kelly Patrick columnist

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portrait of Ellsworth Price Bertholf BERTHOLF, ELLSWORTH PRICE
DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1921
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The Treasury Department's Official Letter of Passing of Commodore Bertholf

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reindeer and sleds about the ice Siberian Reindeer Expedition
TACOMA, Washington, Oct. 12 -- Dr. Francis H. Gambell, Superintendent of Government reindeer stations in Alaska, arrived this week from Cape Nome bringing a full account of Lieut. E. Bertholf's arrival in Alaska from Siberia, with a new herd of 254 reindeer. Read More Here ...

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Commodore Bertholf sits in full dress uniform Ellsworth P. Bertholf
Ellsworth P. Bertholf was born in New York City on the seventh of April in 1866. For his full Biography Click Here ...


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