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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 29/03/1845 Manhattan, New York. d. 01/11/1897 Manhattan, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.

 

Born on March 29, 1845, in New York City, Woram was still living in the state of New York when he joined the Navy. He served during the Civil War as a seaman on the USS Oneida. At the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864, he showed "cool courage" while carrying orders for the ship's executive officer. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor four months later, on December 31, 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Acting as an aid to the executive officer, Woram carried orders intelligently and correctly, distinguishing himself by his cool courage throughout the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, BRONX, NEW YORK.

Lot A, Range 95, Grave 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Bromley Woram

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