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William Jones
Birth: 1831
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy in Pennsylvania. His citation reads "As captain of a gun on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay (Alabama), 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Jones fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle, which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan." After his discharge from the Navy, he disappeared into history, and his subsequent life and final disposition remain unknown. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 11, 2005
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