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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) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 3, Range 11, Lot 36
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 23, 2003
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William Shipman
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William Shipman
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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