of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827, Baltimore, Md. Accredited
To: Maryland. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Wabash in the engagement at Pocataligo, 22
October 1862. Soliciting permission to accompany the howitzer corps, and performing his
duty with such gallantry and presence of mind as to attract the attention of all around
him, Ringold, knowing there was a scarcity of ammunition, went through the whole line of
fire with his shirt slung over his shoulder filled with fixed ammunition which he had
brought from 2 miles to the rear of the lines.
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