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 William H. Brown

William H. Brown

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Nov 1896 (aged 59–60)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 27, Site 565-A
Memorial ID 18821 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Union Navy as a Landsman on board the "USS Brooklyn". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Union Naval attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram "CSS Tennessee" in Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads “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”. His Medal was issued on December 31, 1864.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William H. Brown (1836–5 Nov 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18821, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .