of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Norway. Accredited
To: Massachusetts. G.O. No: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault by the fleet on Fort Fisher, on
15 January 1865. When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with
a cheer, and with determination to plant their colors on the ramparts, Williams remained
steadfast when they reached the foot of the fort and more than two-thirds of the marines
and sailors fell back in panic. Taking cover when the enemy concentrated his
fire on the
remainder of the group, he alone remained with his executive officer, subsequently
withdrawing from the field after dark.
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