of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FRANKS, WILLIAM J.
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1830, Chatham County,
N.C. Entered Service At: Duvalls Bluff, Ark. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Marmora off Yazoo City, Miss., 5 March 1864. Embarking from
the Marmora with a 12-pound howitzer mounted on a field carriage, Franks landed with the
gun and crew in the midst of heated battle and, bravely standing by his gun despite enemy
rifle fire which cut the gun carriage and rammer contributed to the turning back of the
enemy during the fierce engagement.
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