NEWLAND, William, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1862-1864, USS Oneida (1861) Screw sloop
Service Years
1862 - 1865
Seaman 1st Class

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Contact Info
Home Town
Medway, Mass
Last Address
Prospect Hill Cemetery,
Millis, Massachusetts

Date of Passing
Jul 01, 1914
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)
  1865, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) - Assoc. Page

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William D. Newland
Seaman • Civil War
Medal of Honor


Medal of Honor
Awarded for actions during the Civil War

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ordinary Seaman William D. Newland, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864. Carrying out his duties as loader of the after 11-inch gun, Ordinary Seaman 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.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)
Action Date: August 5, 1864
Service: Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Division: U.S.S. Oneida
Other Comments:
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