William H. Brown
Landsman, United States Navy
at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1836, he was awarded the
for service during the Civil War while aboard the USS Brooklyn at Mobile
Bay on August 5, 1864.
He died on November 5, 1896 and was buried
in Section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Baltimore, Maryland. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful
attacks against Fort Morgan rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile
Bay on 5 August 1864. 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
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
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