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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Henry Williams

  • Rank: Carpenter's Mate (Highest Rank: Carpenter)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Constitution
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: February 13, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: at sea, northeast Atlantic, west of the English Channel
For going over the stern of the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13 February 1879, during a heavy gale, and performing important carpenter's work upon her rudder.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Williams
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Williams
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 7, 1879
    On board the U.S.S. Constitution at the New York Navy Yard, presented by Lt. Commander Theodore F. Jewell, executive officer
  • Born: February 6, 1834, Canada
  • Died: October 17, 1917, Wildwood Crest, NJ, United States
  • Buried: West Laurel Cemetery (Edgewood-100-1), Bala-Cynwyd, PA, United States

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