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CMOHS.org - Shell Man STANLEY, WILLIAM A., U.S. Navy

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STANLEY, WILLIAM A.

Rank: Shell Man
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1831, Massachusetts
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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STANLEY, WILLIAM A. Photo
 
Citation

Shell man on No. 8 on board the U.S.S. Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although severely wounded when his ship sustained numerous hits under the enemy's terrific shellfire, Stanley continued to pass shell until forced by the loss of blood to go below.