STACY, WILLIAM B.
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Massachusetts. Accredited
to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 71, 15 January 1866.
While coaling ship in the harbor of Cape Haiten, one of the crew of the Rhode Island
fell overboard, and, after catching a rope, had been forced by exhaustion, to relinquish
his hold. Although the sea was running high at the time, Stacy, at the peril of his life,
jumped overboard, secured the rope around his shipmate, and thus saved him from drowning.