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b. 1826 Charlestown, Massachusetts. d. 17/06/1865 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Chief Boatswain's Mate.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

As captain of a gun on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Densmore fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious two-hour battle, which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NEW CATHEDRAL CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section G, Range 7, Lot 1-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Densmore

DENSMORE GRAVE