William Moore

William Moore

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Feb 1918 (aged 80)
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Block A, Lot 73, Space 4
Memorial ID 18201 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he served as a Boatswain's Mate on board the USS Benton, Union Navy. On December 27, 1862, during the attack on the Confederates at Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, Boatswain's Mate Moore was wounded in the engagement. The enemy had a dead-range on the vessel and was punishing her with heavy fire and Boatswain's Mate Moore served courageously in carrying lines to shore until the USS Benton was order to withdraw. For most extreme gallantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 16, 1864.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Oct 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Moore (18 May 1837–16 Feb 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18201, citing Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .