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William D Newland

  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Oneida
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Served on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Carrying out his duties as loader of the after 11-inch gun, Newland distinguished himself on board for his good conduct and faithful discharge of his station, behaving spendidly under the fire of the enemy and throughout the battle, which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
Medal of Honor Recipient William D. Newland
Medal of Honor Recipient William D. Newland
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: January 5, 1841, Medway, Norfolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: 1914
  • Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery (MH), Millis, MA, United States

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