of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BROWN, WILLIAM H.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Baltimore, Md. 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 destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
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