b. 1832 Gerrmany. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Wells had reached the rank of Landsman by the time his Medal of Honor was awarded on December 31, 1864.
As landsman and lookout on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Wells performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
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