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William D. Newland, Medal of Honor Recipient

William D. Newland, Medal of Honor Recipient

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Black and white photographic portrait of William D. Newland.
The inscription on the reverse indicates that Newland served as an Ordinary Seaman during the Civil War onboard the U.S.S. Oneida. He was mentioned as "having behaved splendidly, and as being distinguished on board for good conduct and faithful discharge of all duties."
Official Citation:
NEWLAND, WILLIAM
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Medway, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Carrying out his duties as loader of the after 11-inch gun, Newland distinguished himself on board for his good conduct and faithful discharge of his station, behaving splendidly under the fire of the enemy and throughout the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
Object Name
photograph
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
AF.11778.34
accession number
51057
catalog number
11778.34
subject
Portraits
Medal of Honor
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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