of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
STANLEY, WILLIAM A.
Rank and Organization: Shell Man, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, Massachusetts. Accredited
To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Shell man on No. 8 on board the U.S.S. Hartford during successful actions against Fort
Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although
severely wounded when his ship sustained numerous hits under the enemy's terrific
shellfire, Stanley continued to pass shell until forced by the loss of blood to go below.
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