of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
SEWELL, WILLIAM J.
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 5th New Jersey Infantry. Place and Date:
At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863. Entered Service At: Camden, N.J. Born:
6 December 1835, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 25 March 1896.
Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other
regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate
conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspiring them by his presence and the
gallantry of his personal example.
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