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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

William Anderson

Details
  • Rank: Coxswain
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Powhatan
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 28, 1878
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: U.S.S. Powhatan at sea
Citation
On board the U.S.S. Powhatan, 28 June 1878. Acting courageously, Anderson rescued from drowning W.H. Moffatt, first class boy.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1852, Sweden
  • Died: March 11, 1908, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, United States
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