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CMOHS.org - Seaman FRANKS, WILLIAM J., U.S. Navy

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FRANKS, WILLIAM J.

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1830, Chatham County, N.C.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Duvalls Bluff, Ark.
G.O. Number: 32
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FRANKS, WILLIAM J. Photo
 
Citation

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.