William H. Brown
August 05, 1864
On board the U.S.S. Brooklynduring successful attacks against Fort Morgan rebel gunboats
and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Stationed in the immediate vicinity
of the shell whips which were twice cleared of men by bursting shells, Brown remained
steadfast at his post and performed his duties in the powder division throughout the furious
action which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging
and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.