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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.

 

MOH CITATIONS:

 

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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William Wells