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CMOHS.org - Boatswain's Mate MARTIN, WILLIAM, U.S. Navy

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MARTIN, WILLIAM

Rank: Boatswain's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1842, Prussia
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: St. Louis, Mo.
G.O. Number: 11
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Citation

Serving as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862. Taking part in the hour_and_a_half engagement with the enemy, who had the dead range of the vessel and was punishing her with heavy fire, Martin served courageously throughout the battle until the Benton was ordered to withdraw.