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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1829 England.  d. 30/10/1899 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/11/1861 Hilton Head, South Carolina.

 

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy in New York. He served as a Boatswain's Mate.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Captain of an 11-inch gun aboard the USS Mohican during action of the main squadron of ships against the heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head (South Carolina), and against ships of the Confederate fleet, 7 November 1861. Cool and courageous at his battle station, Williams maintained steady fire against the enemy while under the fort batteries during a four-hour engagement which resulted in silencing the batteries of the forts and in the rout of the rebel steamers.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

St. Johns Section, Range 0, Plot 106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Williams

(Boatswains Mate)

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