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William S. Bond

Date of birth: 1839
Date of death: March 17, 1892
Burial location: Vallejo, California
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Boston
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Boatswain's Mate William S. Bond, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously, Boatswain's Mate Bond exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire by his divisional officer.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)

Action Date: June 19, 1864

Service: Navy

Rank: Boatswain's Mate

Division: U.S.S. Kearsarge