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b. 1842 Kristiansund, Norway.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION:  15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Kristiansand, Norway. He entered the Union Navy at Massachusetts. After the war his remaining life went unrecorded, and his final disposition is unknown.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Augustus Williams, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault by the fleet on Fort Fisher, North Carolina on 15 January 1865. When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with a cheer, and with determination to plant their colors on the ramparts, Seaman Williams remained steadfast when they reached the foot of the fort and more than two-thirds of the marines and sailors fell back in panic. Taking cover when the enemy concentrated his fire on the remainder of the group, he alone remained with his executive officer, subsequently withdrawing from the field after darkness.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Augustus Williams