of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1823, England. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Pittsburgh, Mississippi River, 29 April 1863. Engaging the
enemy batteries at Grand Gulf, the U.S.S. Pittsburgh, although severely damaged and
suffering many personnel casualties, continued to fire her batteries until ordered to
withdraw. Taking part in a similar action after nightfall, the U.S.S. Pittsburgh
further damage, but receiving no personnel causalities in the latter action. Woon showed
courage and devotion to duty throughout these bitter engagements.
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