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CMOHS.org - Private DOWNEY, WILLIAM, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

DOWNEY, WILLIAM

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 4th Massachusetts Cavalry
Born: Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Fall River, Mass.
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Place / Date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864
 
 


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Citation

Volunteered as a member of a boatcrew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.