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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. ?

 

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

 

Civil War recipient.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Rlchmond 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, Jones fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

William Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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