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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

William H Brown

Details
  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Brooklyn
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Stationed in the immediate vicinity of the shell whips which were twice cleared of men by bursting shells, Brown remained steadfast at his post and performed his duties in the powder division throughout the furious action, which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Brown
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Brown
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1836, Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD, United States
  • Died: November 5, 1896
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (27-565-A), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of the American Sailor, Great Lakes, IL
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