Recipient Detail

 

BROWNELL, WILLIAM P.

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1838, New York
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 32
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Great Gulf Bay, 2 May 1863, and Vicksburg, 22 May 1863. Carrying out his duties with coolness and courage, Brownell served gallantly against the enemy as captain of a 9-inch gun in the attacks on Great Gulf and Vicksburg and as a member of the Battery Benton before Vicksburg.