Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827, Baltimore, Md.
Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Citation: Served as
coxswain on board the U.S.S. Wabash in the engagement at Pocataligo, 22
October 1862. Soliciting permission to accompany the howitzer corps, and
performing his duty with such gallantry and presence of mind as to attract
the attention of all around him, Ringold, knowing there was a scarcity
of ammunition, went through the whole line of fire with his shirt slung
over his shoulder filled with fixed ammunition which he had brought from
2 miles to the rear of the lines.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)