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b. 1832 Blair County, Pennsylvania.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/10/1862 Franklin, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania. He entered the Union Navy in Pennsylvania and served as a Seaman.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the USS Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. With the enemy fire raking the deck of his ship and blockades thwarting her progress, Williams remained at his post and performed his duties with skill and courage as the Commodore Perry fought a gallant battle to silence many rebel batteries as she steamed down the Backwater River.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Williams (Seaman)