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William H. Brown
Landsman, United States Navy
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Born at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1836, he was awarded the Medal of Honor 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.


BROWN, WILLIAM H
LDS   US NAVY
CIVIL WAR
DATE OF DEATH: 11/05/1896
BURIED AT: SECTION 27  SITE 565-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
BROWN, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Baltimore, Maryland. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.

Citation:

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
destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.



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