of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BROWNELL, WILLIAM P.
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Great Gulf Bay, 2
May 1863, and Vicksburg, 22 May 1863. Carrying out his duties with coolness and courage,
Brownell served gallantly against the enemy as captain of a 9-inch gun in the attacks on
Great Gulf and Vicksburg and as a member of the Battery Benton before Vicksburg.
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