William Moore (Medal of Honor)

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William Moore
Born (1837-05-18)May 18, 1837
Boston, Massachusetts
Died February 16, 1918(1918-02-16) (aged 80)
Place of burial Austin, Texas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Union Navy
Rank Boatswain's Mate
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

William Moore (May 18, 1837–February 16, 1918), American United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient.


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he received the Medal of Honor, for heroism, on December 27, 1862, while on the Yazoo River Expedition, Mississippi, during the American Civil War.

He is buried in Austin, Texas.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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Rank and Organization:

Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, Boston, Massachusetts. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 32, April 16, 1864.


Serving as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862. Wounded during the hour and a half engagement in which the enemy had the dead range of the vessel and was punishing her with heavy fire, Moore served courageously in carrying lines to the shore until the Benton was ordered to withdraw.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "William Moore". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Civil War Medal of Honor citations" (M-N): Moore, William - AmericanCivilWar.com - Retrieved on 2007-11-08
  3. ^ Medal of Honor recipients: Civil War (M-Z): Moore, William - United States Army Center of Military History - Retrieved on 2007-11-08