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William Shipman
Birth: 1831
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1894

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Coxswain in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the USS Ticonderoga in the attack upon Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. As captain of No. 2 gun, stationed near the 100-pound Parrott rifle when it burst into fragments, killing eight men and wounding 12 more, Shipman promptly recognized the effect produced by the explosion and, despite the carnage surrounding them and the enemy's fire, encouraged the men at their guns by exclaiming, "Go ahead, boys! This is only the fortunes of war!" (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Holy Cross Cemetery
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 3, Range 11, Lot 36
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7205733
William Shipman
Added by: Don Morfe
William Shipman
Added by: Don Morfe
William Shipman
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Thank you sir for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 17, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Feb. 3, 2015
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