Colonel William J. Sewell (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Virginia. His citation reads:
Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspiring them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example.
Hospital Steward William Sidney Shacklette (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 21, 1905, on board the U.S.S. Bennington. His citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism while serving on the U.S.S. Bennington at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
Private William Shaffer (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from August to October 1868, in Arizona. His citation reads:
Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
The I’m just sayin… Hymn of the Week
Love Lifted Me
A story about the song from www.popularhymns.com: The two huddled together, working line by line, bar by bar, composing this hymn in tandem. The words were jotted down by James Rowe, and the music was hammered out at the piano by his friend. Howard E. Smith, whose hands were so twisted from arthritis that his friends wondered how he could play the piano at all. When they finished the world had "Love Lifted Me."
I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,
But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!
All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling
In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing,
Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
Faithful, loving service too, to Him belongs.
Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves,
He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves.
He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,
He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.