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CMOHS.org - Seaman WILLIAMS, PETER, U.S. Navy

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WILLIAMS, PETER

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1831, Norway
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor, Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862. During the engagement between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Merrimack, Williams gallantly served throughout the engagement as quartermaster, piloting the Monitor throughout the battle in which the Merrimack, after being damaged, retired from the scene of the battle.