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CMOHS.org - Landsman BROWN, WILSON, U.S. Navy

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BROWN, WILSON

Rank: Landsman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1841, Natchez, Miss.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Mississippi
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Citation

On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Knocked unconscious into the hold of the ship when an enemy shellburst fatally wounded a man on the ladder above him, Brown, upon regaining consciousness, promptly returned to the shell whip on the berth deck and zealously continued to perform his duties although 4 of the 6 men at this station had been either killed or wounded by the enemy's terrific fire.