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 William Shipman

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William Shipman

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 17 Apr 1894 (aged 62–63)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 3, Range 11, Lot 36
Memorial ID 7205733 View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 23 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7205733
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7205733/william-shipman : accessed ), memorial page for William Shipman (1831–17 Apr 1894), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7205733, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .