of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, New
York, N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
Serving as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Benton during the Yazoo River Expedition,
23 to 27 December 1862. Taking part in the hour-and-a-half engagement with the enemy at
Drumgould's Bluff, 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, for various other action in which he took part during
the Yazoo River Expedition.
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