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 William Densmore

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William Densmore Famous memorial

Birth
New York, USA
Death
17 Jun 1865 (aged 38–39)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section G, Range 7, Lot 1-3
Memorial ID
69908443 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. 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, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Densmore fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious two-hour battle, which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan". Densmore was originally buried in St Joseph's Cemetery (aka Bishops Burial Ground) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This cemetery was closed in 1905 and he was reinterred to New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. 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, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Densmore fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious two-hour battle, which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan". Densmore was originally buried in St Joseph's Cemetery (aka Bishops Burial Ground) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This cemetery was closed in 1905 and he was reinterred to New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: Don Morfe

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 16 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 69908443
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69908443/william-densmore: accessed ), memorial page for William Densmore (1826–17 Jun 1865), Find a Grave Memorial ID 69908443, citing New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.