May 3: William McKnight

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May 3

William McKnight, born on this date in 1842, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his steadfast actions as a gun captain aboard the USS Varuna during its April 24, 1862 Civil War attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, which protected the entrance to New Orleans, Louisiana.

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