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b. 1831 Norway.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/03/1862 Hampton Roads, Virginia.

 

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

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor, at Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862. During the engagement between the USS Monitor and the CSS Merrimack, Williams gallantly served throughout the engagement as quartermaster, piloting the Monitor throughout the battle in which the Merrimack, after being damaged, retired from the scene of the battle.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter Williams

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