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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

George C Williams

Details
  • Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Battalion,
    14th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 27, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gaines' Mill, Virginia, USA
Citation
While on duty with the wagon train as quartermaster sergeant he voluntarily left his place of safety in the rear, joined a company, and fought with distinguished gallantry through the action.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New London, New London County, Connecticut
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 28, 1897
  • Born: December 9, 1839, England
  • Died: November 14, 1926, New London, CT, United States
  • Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery (MH) (14-1), New London, CT, United States
 

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