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b. 1837 New York.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23-27/12/1862 Yazoo River Expedition, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in New York, New York. He entered the Union Navy in New York.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served as quartermaster on board the USS Benton during the Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862. Taking part in the hour-and-half engagement with the enemy at Drumgouled's Bluff (Mississippi), 27 December, Williams served courageously throughout that battle against hostile forces in which the enemy had the dead-range of the vessel and were punishing her with heavy fire and various other actions in which he took part during the Yazoo River Expedition.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Williams